Rare concession to popular will comes after critics say freeing offenders from jail if they married their victims would legitimise rape
Kurdish women in one of the strongest and most radical women’s movements in the world are taking a battering from the Turkish state with impunity – as Europe looks the other way
‘’We will resist and resist until we win!“ chants Sebahat Tuncel before her mouth is forcibly shut by half a dozen police officers who drag her along the floor and detain her in early November.
Journalists and senior bosses at opposition newspaper say recent detentions are an attempt to silence government critics
It was 7.30 am on a Monday when Ayşe Yıldırım’s phone started ringing. The columnist at Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s last leading newspaper critical of the government, picked up the phone.
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