Women in Turkey
Thousands of people took to the streets in three western Turkish cities, including Istanbul, on July 3 and July 4 to protest recent cases of sexual abuse and murders of children. Click through for the story in photos...
Some 20.5 percent of men and 41 percent of women in Turkey are obese, according to the Health Ministry's National Nutrition and Health Survey.
A total of 25 women were killed in Turkey in March, according to a new report released by the country's We Will Stop Femicides Platform.
An Istanbul court has sentenced a man to three years and four months in jail for attacking a 21-year-old woman “for wearing shorts” on a bus.
Thousands of Turkish women on March 8 flocked to central Istanbul for this year’s International Women’s Day demonstration, with the aim of demanding greater women’s rights and denouncing violence against women.
Nearly 120,000 women need to leave their jobs to take care of their children or elderly family members on an annual basis in Turkey, according to a study by the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED).
An all-women international convoy started its three-day journey in Istanbul on March 6 to raise awareness of the suffering of women and young girls imprisoned by the Syrian government.
Some 47 women were killed in February in Turkey, marking one of the highest femicide figures in recent months, according to a recent report released by the Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu (We Will Stop Femicides Platform), a women’s rights organization that monitors violence against women.
The number of couples who got married in Turkey decreased by 4.2 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, while the number of those who divorced increased by 1.8 percent since 2016, according to data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on March 2.
Levels of self-reported happiness among all individuals in Turkey were 58 percent in 2017, slightly down from 61.3 percent in 2016, according to figures released the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) on Feb. 23.