Women in Turkey

Turkish women prefer balance of work, family life: Poll

Most Turkish women want a life that is balanced between work and family, according to an international report released on March 8.      

In a survey conducted for the International Labor Organization (ILO) for International Women's Day, 53 percent said they would prefer to work and look after their households, representing a higher figure than the world average of 41 percent.      

Number of illiterate women five times higher than number of illiterate men in Turkey

The number of illiterate women in Turkey is five times higher than the number of illiterate men, according to statistics released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK). 

While 5.4 percent of the overall population aged 25 and over is illiterate, this rate was 1.8 percent for men and 9 percent for women in 2015.

Contrasting data on women in Turkey

The report "Human Rights Record of the AKP [Justice and Development Party]" prepared by Zeynep Altıok, the deputy chair of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), and her team, once again displays the state of women in Turkey. 

To understand better what kind of a hell this country is for women, here are some data: 

UN women's rights committee reviews status of women in Turkey

Turkey's performance in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was reviewed by a United Nations committee on July 13, as a Turkish delegation provided official figures and answered the committee's questions on a wide range of women's issues in the country. 

Violence-proofed Turkish women

"We already knew how to get beaten by him. Probably Özgecan didn't. She must have resisted or tried to fight back, which would have made my brother go completely nuts and made him hit harder." These are the words of the sister of Özgecan Arslan's murderer, speaking to daily Habertürk reporter Kübra Par. 

Par asked her what she thought when she heard of Özgecan's killing. 

Man convicted of murdering Turkish girl shot dead in prison

A man convicted of murdering of 20-year-old college girl Özgecan Aslan was killed in a gun attack in a prison in the southern province of Adana on April 11.

Ahmet Suphi Alt?ndöken and his father, Necmettin Alt?ndöken, were badly wounded in the attack at the Adana E-type closed prison.