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…

No backtracking on rights, say women’s groups

A political row has erupted in Turkey after comments by President Recep…

Domestic violence soars under lockdown

Women’s rights advocates are warning that Turkey’s government has failed to take…

Why women are the last protesters left standing

With the first COVID-19 case diagnosed in Turkey on March 11, rallies…