The Turkish Cabinet vs. the Finnish Cabinet

Gender may be the key difference…


Has Avrat (@hasavrat): The son of Mustafa Sarıgül (former CHP mayor of Şişli) got married. Current CHP metropolitan mayor of Istanbul, Ekrem İmamoğlu presided over the ceremony. Among the witnesses was The Gökçek. Former PM Binali Yıldırım was in attendance, to name but a few. Politics is theatre.

Wake-up call or smear campaign? How an ad for sanitary pads is dividing Turkish public opinion

Screenshot from an ad for sanitary pads that is causing a debate in Turkey.

In Turkey, a top sanitary pad brand launched a daring video ad and framed it as a campaign fighting femicide and social taboos associated with periods. Yet the video proved so divisive the company had to issue an apology and remove it as some perceived it as an attack on Turkey’s reputation abroad.

Turkish religious authority’s video prompts sexism outcry

A video by Turkey’s religious authority stirs debate about gender equality.
In a country as polarised as Turkey, even a social media influencer’s religious ritual for her…

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