A group of health workers in Ankara had to barricade the door of an emergency room when loved ones of a patient wanted to push their way in to see the deceased gunshot victim. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that the workers had been afraid of a violent attack, as health workers in Turkey are often targeted by patients' families.
Turkish musician Halil Sezai was arrested on Sept. 17 on charges of injury, as security footage that recently surfaced shows the artist assaulting an older neighbor. The 66-year-old man and his family made an official complaint about the musician, as he had threatened them before.
A man who battered three nurses and stabbed a patient who tried to stop him in a community health center in western Ayvalık was released on bail on Sept. 11. The man attacked the nurses because they told him his mother would need to be put on a waitlist for a pneumonia shot.
A children's tale in Turkey was slammed by a columnist for using storylines and expressions that normalize rape and violence. A child psychologist noted that reading this content would normalize violence in children's minds.
Ahmet Haşim Köse writes: Turkey became a weapon-exporting country after 1995, though to a limited extent. The real leap took place during the rule of Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party (AKP). The change that took place in the defense industry during the AKP era has to do with the transformation in the structure of the state/company partnership that operates this sector.
It should be asked to President Erdoğan, “Those religious interpretations that you found malevolent five years ago are now praiseworthy. Is that the reason the Istanbul Convention is now being debated? Will the right to live and women’s rights be submitted for the approval of the enemies of women?
The convention was introduced here, in Istanbul, back in 2011, and ratified in the parliament a year later. What changed in the last eight years that the AKP came to the point of withdrawing from the Convention? The answer lies in the drastic change in the political agenda, the growing oppression, and the undermining of basic human rights.
Women in Turkey reported more than 30,000 cases of domestic violence through the state's Women Support Application (KADES) in the past two years, main opposition deputy Gamze Akkuş Ilgezdi said. "The real data is much more overwhelming and portrays a much more devastating picture," she noted.
A recent report revealed that some 30 percent of rights violations against queers in southern Turkey in 2019. The same report by non-governmental organization Mersin LGBTI 7 Color Association revealed a total of 132 queer rights' violations.
Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Mensur Işık was suspended from the party for the duration of an expulsion investigation the HDP Women's Assemblies are conducting into him. The deputy's wife had reported the assault to health workers on July 16, and a restraining order was issued against him.
Pro-Kurdish Democratic Peoples' Party (HDP) deputy Mensur Işık was issued a restraining order against his wife. The deputy's wife Ebru Işık reported the assault to health workers, who called the police.
A non-governmental women's platform urged the government to stop proceedings on a legal amendment that would grant amnesty to sexual predators. The platform also urged the government to not consider recusing from the Istanbul Convention, an international treaty against domestic violence and violence against children.
COVID-19 confirmed what I have always known and experienced - that even among white, middle-class families, household and childcare chores are hopelessly lopsided. While the “modern man” undertakes some of the chores, what he mostly takes over is either considered in line with male roles.
A 27-year-old woman was found dead in her hometown a week after her husband forced her to return to eastern Bingöl from a shelter in Istanbul, more than 1200 kilometers away. The husband, Osman Topal, was detained.
Turkish security forces have reportedly killed a 20-year-old man for smuggling cigarettes in the southeastern province of Van. "Is death the punishment for buying two cartons of smuggled cigarettes from the border?” Görür's cousin Engin Görür told Duvar.