In remarks targeting the Istanbul Convention, President Erdoğan has said that a regulation which “puts a dynamite on the foundation of the family is not legitimate.” “I am of the opinion that we are highly capable to draft texts which honor human dignity, put the family at the center and which are appropriate for our social fabric. Instead of translated texts, we need to determine our frame on our own,” Erdoğan said on Aug. 13.
AKP’s women branches file criminal complaints against Islamist columnist over article on Istanbul Convention
Women from the ruling AKP's women branches across Turkey have simultaneously filed criminal complaints against pro-government Islamist columnist Abdurrahman Dilipak for referring to defenders of the Istanbul Convention as “prostitutes.” Lawyer Rabia İlhan, who is the chairperson of the AKP's Istanbul women branch, said that AKP women will never stay silent against “dirty- and narrow-minded journalists.”
A nationalist MP who says Syrian refugees get their cars checked for free was mocked on social media, celebrities who recommend ginseng against COVID-19 get slapped with a fine and a mystery over the assault of a Ukrainian model at a posh beach in Turkey carries on.
The somewhat unexpected exhibition of a gender-based power struggle inside the political and social conservative circles could be indicative of substantial changes in this part of Turkish society. To personalize this in the current context of the ruling family in Turkey: on one side in this struggle is Bilal Erdoğan and on the other is his sister, Sümeyye Erdoğan.
AKP preparing to sue Islamist columnist for calling defenders of Istanbul Convention as ‘prostitutes’
Turkey's ruling AKP is preparing to file a lawsuit against Islamist columnist Abdurrahman Dilipak who called supporters of the Istanbul Convention as "prostitutes" in his column named "AKP's daisies."
Islamist columnist Abdurrahman Dilipak was slammed for insulting women within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) who defend the Istanbul Convention. "Targeting women's individuality in social, legal and political issues is shameful," AKP Spokesperson Ömer Çelik said.
Ankara Bar Association files criminal complaint against Islamist magazine after its call to resurrect caliphate
The Ankara Bar Association has filed a criminal complaint against the pro-government Islamist magazine Gerçek Hayat over its call to resurrect the Islamic caliphate, following the conversion of Istanbul's iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque. The bar association has accused the publication of “instigating people to undertake an armed rebellion against the Turkish Republic" and “instigating public into hatred and animosity.”