A women's cooperative in the Mediterranean province of Mersin have taken part in the processing of wheat berries that were produced by local farmers. Noting the ancestral significance of grains for the region, the members of the coop processed the berries into cracked wheat, a common ingredient used in Turkish cuisine.
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.
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.
Several women gathered in Ankara's Kurtuluş neighborhood and wanted to march towards the Kızılay Square in an attempt to read a press statement there in protest of the government’s plan to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. The women however faced a harsh police response, with several of them having been battered or detained.
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.
Thousands of Turkish women on Aug. 5 held protests across the country to demand that the ruling AKP does not withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. During the protest in İzmir, police battered and detained several of the women. As some of the protesters resisted being detained, one of the police commanders was heard instructing his colleagues to “break their arms” should they defy the police.
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."