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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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Article 301: End it, don’t Amend it

Up until 2008, prosecutions under Article 301 were a regular event in Turkey.  A string of individuals, including activists, politicians, and artists were targeted under a law which made “denigrating Turkishness” a criminal act.  Among those targeted for prosecution were … Continue reading

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