Tag Archives: Domestic Violence

Erdogan “I don’t believe in equality between men and women”

What can one say about a leader of state who meets with representatives of women’s organizations and tells them blithely, “I don’t believe in equality between men and women.” In a recent blog for the Huffington Post, Sophia Jones argues … Continue reading

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Violence against Women: Some Disturbing Recent Numbers

In Turkey, too many men still avail themselves to the defense once used by Turkish Arabesk star, Ibrahim Tatlises who said, in 1984, “I have the greatest respect for women, but I’ll still beat ’em.” A recent study by a … Continue reading

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Fighting for Women’s Rights in Turkey

In a number of Turkish cities and even in the Turkish Parliament, Turkish women danced in protest against violence against women in the international “One Billion Women Rising Movement” this Valentine’s Day. The tenacity and frequency of violence against women … Continue reading

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