Femicides in Turkey
Turkish women did four times as much household and care work as men during lockdowns aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), research supported by the United Nations Development Programme showed on Aug. 6. The gender gap in paid work narrowed under lockdown as a result of changes in work patterns and a fall in men's paid work hours, the research found.
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.
Dozens of celebrities all over the world, including Ellie Goulding, Christina Aguilera, Milla Jovovich and many more, have posted black and white pictures of themselves to voice solidarity with victims of femicides in Turkey. The trend began after women in Turkey said that they don't want to see their pictures in black and white in newspapers after they are killed.
Turkish Court of Cassation seeks reduction of sentence for perpetrator in femicide case over ‘lack of loyalty’
The Turkish Court of Cassation has sought a reduction of sentence for the perpetrator in a femicide case, citing the murdered woman's "lack of loyalty." In its justified decision, the court said the slain woman's "violation of the obligation of loyalty that's imposed on spouses by the Turkish Civil Code" should be taken into account.
Report prepared to urge Erdoğan to withdraw from Istanbul Convention includes archaic remarks on gender
A report prepared by a group of Islamists to urge President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat violence against women, includes archaic remarks on gender. According to the report, the convention aims to damage the religious, social and cultural codes of the society and weaken the institution of family rather than providing gender equality.
Turkish people who support withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat violence against women, mistake it for the Montreux Convention, a poll has revealed. According to the poll, some 52 percent of the participants didn't know the content of the Istanbul Convention.
Murder of 27 year old fuels Turkey’s feminist rebellion: Don’t think about touching Istanbul Convention
Women around Turkey on July 22 protested the brutal murder of 27-year-old Pınar Gültekin by her ex-boyfriend, the latest in a series of femicides in the country, urging Ankara to not back away from the Istanbul Convention. Some officials from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) recently suggested Ankara's recusal from the international convention, sparking debate within the party itself, as well as nationwide.
Turkey on July 21 mourned brutal killing of Pınar Gültekin by her ex-boyfriend Cemal Metin Avcı. The burned body of Gültekin was found in a forest area in Muğla. The young woman had been missing since July 16 and her family had sought help from authorities after being unable to reach her.
Over 100 scriptwriters have urged all producers and channels to take a stance against Turkish actor Ozan Güven after the actor beat his girlfriend Deniz Bulutsuz. "We feel obliged to refrain from judging people by their celebrity levels and being a partner in their crimes by saying, 'We know him, he wouldn't do such a thing.' The fact that a man is admired in the society and culture and arts environment doesn't guarantee that he will not inflict violence," they said.
AKP Group Deputy Chair Özlem Zengin has said that "women had no name" before the AKP came to power, prompting surprise among the opposition. "Women had no name in this country until the AKP came to power. Women built the AKP and that's why we, as the women and men in the party and our President, try to make life easier for women with the works that we carry out," Zengin said in parliament.
A woman who was shot by her husband has written a message to her parents in her own blood to reveal her attacker. Ragıp Canan shot Nurtaç Canan when she wanted to divorce him over being subjected to violence in Istanbul. "Ragıp shot me. Don't be sad. I'm free now," Canan wrote in her blood due to thinking that she will die of gunshot wounds.
The family of a woman who was claimed to have committed suicide filed a murder complaint, saying that she was killed by her husband's parents in the eastern province of Ağrı. Ceylan Akpolat's mother Zozan Kaya and brother Kasım Kaya said that she had bruises all over her body and it was made to look like suicide after she was murdered.
A man reportedly released from prison with a recent judicial bill beat his wife and took his children hostage using a long-barreled weapon in the capital Ankara on April 25. He was detained after a police operation. Later in the day, Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office released a statement, saying that the man wasn't released with the bill.
A decade-long femicide case was settled at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for 50,000 Euros. The government offered a settlement to the family of Ayşe Paşalı for failing to protect the woman’s right to live. The state had ignored Paşalı’s multiple complaints regarding her murderer and had denied her a restraining order against him.