TURKEY

domestic violence

Turkish Court Rejects Abuse Victim's Claim Because She Didn’t Call Police When Held at Gunpoint

Jale Soydan's ex-husband shot her eight times even though she was under state protection. Now a court has thrown out her compensation claim—because she wasn't able to call for help while being threatened with a gun.
Sirin Kale
2.26.18
TDOR 2016

'She Is Already Dead, Why Do You Care': The Systems Putting Trans Lives at Risk

Nearly 300 trans and gender-diverse people were reported murdered in the last year, according to Transgender Europe's Trans Murder Monitoring project—and migrant trans people who are involved in sex work are particularly at risk.
Amanda Arnold
11.21.16
Essays

Trying to Find a Turkey I Recognize After the Failed Coup

I returned to Istanbul right before last month's failed coup attempt, and I'm still trying to make sense of my home in an age of growing authoritarianism and fear.
Busra Erkara
8.23.16
LGBT

Public Outcry in Turkey After Trans Activist Raped and Burned to Death

Following the horrific news of Turkish trans activist Hande Kader's rape and murder, hundreds took to the streets to protest. We talked to those fighting for LGBT equality in Turkey about the state of violence against trans people in the country.
Sirin Kale
8.22.16
politics

Avon Workers Are Picketing the Cosmetics Giant For Better Working Conditions

The so-called "Company For Women" isn't really so pro-women—at least when it comes to allegations of unfairly dismissing sub-contracted employees.
Sirin Kale
6.7.16
Sex

Turkey's President Claims Muslim Women Should Reject Birth Control

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says Muslims shouldn't use contraception, full stop. A feminist activist explains how the situation in Turkey is the worst it's ever been for women.
Sirin Kale
5.31.16
Film

In 'Mustang,' Turkish Teens' Sexuality Can't Be Tamed

We talked to Deniz Gamze Ergüven, the director of a celebrated new film about five sisters coming of age in a conservative Turkish village.
Amanda Arnold
11.20.15
Religion

Inside the Weird World of an Islamic 'Feminist' Cult

Broadly Staff
11.12.15
domestic abuse

Women Seeking Divorce in Turkey are Being Murdered by Their Husbands

Filmmaker Chloe Fairweather documents the violence that women in Turkey endure at the hands of their husbands.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
10.24.15
politics

Q&A With Turkey's Feminist Politician Filiz Kerestecioglu​

At the hands of President Erdoğan, Turkey has seen an increase in corruption and right wing agendas. Filiz Kerestecioglu​ is using her voice to speak for the oppressed in Turkey, and change the political course of a country she loves.
Stephanie Parker
9.5.15