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Women In Turkey Share Devastating Stories Of Sexual Harassment On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

In thousands of devastating tweets, women in Turkey are sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in the wake of the brutal killing of ...

Turkish Women Protest Against Politician Who Said They Shouldn't Laugh In Public

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

ISTANBUL, July 30 (Reuters) - Hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on Twitter on Wednesday to protest against...

Sophia Jones

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Says Women Shouldn't 'Laugh In Public'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Women shouldn’t laugh in public. Or at least that’s what Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arınc seems to think. “Where a...

Turkish Women Tell Men: 'Close Your Legs'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.25.2014 | World

Women around the world groaned in recognition when a Twitter campaign against men who violate women's personal space on public transport took off in T...

A Field Mission to Turkey

Melis Figanmese | Posted 06.02.2013 | World
Melis Figanmese

How many adults do you know personally who cannot read or write? What if I opened a window to show you a world where literacy, access to education and women's rights are more uncommon than you may think?

Domestic Violence By Exes In Turkey On The Rise

Worldcrunch | Posted 07.16.2011 | Divorce

On sick leave for a month, Filiz Akdogan is making a point of not staying shut up in her apartment. On this day, she is dealing with her trauma by sur...

Turkey Bans Trips Abroad For Artificial Insemination

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new law passed in Turkey has made it a criminal offence for a woman to go abroad and get pregnant via artificial insemination. ...

Turkish Women Play Soccer Skirting Religion And Convention

GlobalPost | Nichole Sobecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Out on the field she's skilled: She deftly maneuvers the ball across the field, and her coach describes her as a solid teammate. But for Cansu Topcu, ...