An indictment has been prepared with the charges of “insulting a public official” against lawyer Cahit Kırkazak, after he criticized police for sexually harassing a woman as they took her into custody during a protest in Ankara last year. "No individual or institution was targeted in my post. This reaction is a perverted masculine mentality,” Kırkazak said of the indictment.
A 23-year-old woman named Gamze Esgicioğlu was found stabbed to death in her apartment, and her ex-boyfriend was arrested for the crime. While the assailant Hasan Bölüm said that she had been stabbed on accident during a physical brawl where she came at him with a knife, other stab wounds and bruises were revealed in her autopsy report.
A 28-year-old woman named Gül Gülüm, who was a member of former Prime Minister Davutoğlu's Future Party, was killed by her husband on Oct. 11. Davutoğlu said that they would follow the legal proceeding to ensure the killer is penalized.
A women's organization requested Turkish parliament to enforce Istanbul Convention during the upcoming legislative year that will start on Oct. 1. The NGO requested that parliament translate into Turkish a 2018 action report by the Istanbul Convention action group (GREVIO) to begin with.
Handan Bul, a 23-year-old woman was shot dead by a coworker she turned down in the western province of Bilecik. The 30-year-old assailant, Yusuf Uğur also shot and killed himself on site.
Mother of femicide suspect dies suspiciously in Ankara, family blames TV host for ‘harming reputation’
The mother of a murder suspect was found dead with a single bullet to the back of her head on Sept. 17. Her son, a suspect in his girlfriend's death, her husband and the family's attorney blamed her death on TV host Müge Anlı because she had said the mother had "failed to raise a son."
A man stabbed his former partner at a street market in the western province of Tekirdağ. The woman was hospitalized after taking refuge in a police station, and the assailant was detained with the knife he used in the attack.
A Turkish court has ordered Turkcell to pay compensation to a former employee which it fired for requiring daycare services for her young children at the workplace.
Turkish actor Ozan Güven has denied the charges that she battered former girlfriend Deniz Bulutsuz and in turn filed a criminal complaint against the woman. Turkish prosecutors have prepared an indictment seeking Bulutsuz's imprisonment for up to one year on the allegations that she attacked Güven.
Some 50 women were killed in femicides or under suspicious conditions in Turkey in the month of August, We Will Stop Femicides Platform said on Sept. 1.
A Turkish musician who was taken off stage for saying that the "Istanbul Convention saves lives" released a statement where she referred to the release of rapist sergeant Musa Orhan one week after his arrest. "Meanwhile, I'm taken off stage for speaking up against these rapes and murders. What sort of a system is this?" Melek Mosso said in a statement about the incident.
Those keeping rapist soldier on their agenda aim to hide what’s going on within HDP, PKK: Interior minister
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said that those keeping a specialized sergeant arrested over raping a woman on their agenda aim to hide what's going on within the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Soylu also claimed that Orhan was suspended one month ago and the expulsion works were ongoing.
Prosecutors reject demand of slain Pınar Gültekin’s family to see camera footages, phone records in case
Muğla prosecutors have turned down the request filed by the family of slain Pınar Gültekin to see camera footages and phone records with regards to the murder case. The family's lawyer has said that they have appealed the prosecutors' decision to the court. The 27-year-old university student Gültekin was gruesomely killed by her former boyfriend last month.
Turkish gov’t voices readiness to listen to views of all women’s organizations about Istanbul Convention
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said that its ready to listen to the views of all women's organizations about the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat violence against women and from which the AKP seeks to withdraw. "We don't see a contradiction between protecting women and protecting family. We will neither abandon protecting women nor the family," AKP spokesperson Ömer Çelik said.
Women in Turkey started a social media campaign in favor of Istanbul Convention, a key piece of legislation that protects women's rights in Turkey. AKP's central board will discuss during a Central Executive Board (MYK) meeting whether Turkey should withdraw from Istanbul Convention.