Women in Turkey

Flying Broom Film Fest presents honorary awards

The 24th Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival awarded the recipients of its honorary awards on June 4.

Actress Nur Sürer and actress-singer Zuhal Olcay received the honorary awards on June 4 at a ceremony held at the CerModern Arts Center in Ankara.

Films from 33 countries will be screened online for film enthusiasts until June 11 as part of the event.

Turkey Condemned for Quitting Anti-Violence Treaty

Turkey sparked both domestic and international fury on Saturday after it withdrew from the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women.

On Saturday, tens of thousands of Turkish women across the country protested President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's midnight decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, a European treaty to stop domestic violence.

Femicides and Violence Overshadow Women’s Day Protests in Turkey

A female protester holding a feminist flag  on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in Istanbul, March 6 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

Turkish women have been holding protests and marches since Friday, and nine women were detained by police for carrying LGBTI flags at a protest in Istanbul's Kadikoy Pier Square.

Marriages, divorces down in Turkey in 2020: TÜİK

Fewer people in Turkey got married and divorced in 2020 compared to the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) said on Feb. 25.

"The number of people who got married was 542,314 in 2019. It was 487,270 in 2020, a 10.1 percent decrease [since the year before]," TÜİK said in its latest statistics on marriage and divorce rates.

Over 470 women killed in Turkey in 2019: Platform

At least 474 women were murdered in Turkey in 2019, according to an annual report by Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu (We Will Stop Femicides Platform), a women's rights organization that monitors violence against women.

The number of women killed increased in 2019 compared to the previous year, the platform, which keeps a tally of murders of women, said in the report.