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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' | 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, ...