Meet the women helping keep Turkey’s largest city running

“They thought women couldn’t handle the job. Then they saw that we…

Meet Diyarbakır’s only woman muhtar

“I thought to myself: is it even possible? Can a woman be…

Public hospitals hinder women’s access to abortions

Nearly a decade after Turkey’s then-prime minister – and now president –…

Women’s volleyball becomes a surprise hit

While men’s football – as in many countries – is the most…

Women demand equal treatement in mosques

Zeynep Doğusan recounts how a friend was one day leaning against a…

Fears over Turkey’s looming exit from Istanbul Convention

In March this year, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree withdrawing…

Turkey’s minority women find their voice

Although their numbers have dwindled in recent years, Turkey’s Armenian, Jewish, Assyrian…

How the pandemic impoverished Istanbul’s cleaners

Nur Babacan, 28, once made her living cleaning apartment buildings in Istanbul.…

‘Mum’s slipper’: harmless fun or a sign of desperation?

With the growth of social media, and the rise of the women’s…