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.
Luke Frostick writes: Ayfer Tunç’s newly translated book The Highly Unreliable History of A Madhouse is a novel that is humorous, tragic, profound, epic in scale as well as intimate. However, it is not an easy read. Still, working my way through it was rewarding for its humor and the diverse cross-section of Turkish society that it captures.
A Twitter account representing grocery workers urged the proper implementation of Istanbul Convention in an incident where a male customer attacked two female employees. The male customer is seen hitting two grocery workers repeatedly in a security video footage shared by the relevant Twitter account.
Turkish authorities investigating the suspicious death of a 21-year-old woman in İzmir have arrested a man. Ceyda Yüksel's death has been reported to be caused due to cuts inflicted with broken glass. The man named Serkan Dindar, the only suspect in the case, claimed to not remember anything about the death of the young woman.
Roma women in Turkey have united under the Roma Dialogue Network (RODA) in order to support the Istanbul Convention and inform other women about the situation. “Roma women, like all women who live with social gender inequality, are also faced with the inequality of being the 'other',” said Zero Discrimination Association President Elmas Arus.
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.
Turkish drama producer Ay Yapım has said that actor Ozan Güven has decided to leave TV series 'Babil' until the legal investigation against him over charges of beating his girlfriend is finalized. The company said that the decision belonged to the actor himself and the company “respects” it.
The deputy governor of southern province of Hatay on Aug. 11 shot and killed his mother and his brother in a brawl concerning inherited farming land. Tolga Polat was detained by police a few hours after he fled the scene. State-run Anadolu Agency reported on Aug. 12 that the deputy governor had been arrested by a court order.
Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) observed dozens of deaths caused by rights violations in the first six months of 2020. Fourteen women were killed by men, two inmates died in prison and three law enforcement officers were found dead under suspicious conditions in the southeast.
Amnesty International has called on the Turkish government to "fully implement" the Istanbul Convention rather withdraw from it. The prominent organization said that Turkey's withdrawal from the convention would have "disastrous consequences" for millions of women and girls in the country.
Turkey's parliament speaker Mustafa Şentop, from the ruling AKP, has said that there is no need for Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, an international accord designed to protect women. Şentop's comments came as the AKP is considering whether to pull Turkey out of the convention, alarming campaigners who see the pact as key to combating rising domestic violence.
Islamist platform to no longer submit advisory report to gov’t on Istanbul Convention amid public reaction
Turkey Thinking Platform has announced that it will no longer submit any advisory report to the government on Istanbul Convention. The platform said that they entered a “mine field” with their May-dated report which urged President Erdoğan to withdraw from the landmark convention.
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."
Women to organize mass rally in Kadıköy to protest proposals for recusal from the Istanbul Convention
A women's organization rooting for the Istanbul Convention will be holding a rally August 5 to protest consideration by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to recuse from the international treaty against domestic violence and discrimination.
Istanbul's Beşiktaş district is displaying billboards that urge viewers to read the Istanbul Convention, an international document that provides women with legal protection against domestic violence and discrimination. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) recently suggested Turkey might recuse from the document, causing public outcry.