5Harfliler is an online journal focusing on gender, politics, art and pop culture. The publication is based in Istanbul and pursues a transnational feminist agenda. For any queries, please contact us at 5harfliler@gmail.com

Abortion in the New Turkey: A Single Woman’s Experience

Even though it’s legal to end unwanted pregnancies of up to 10 weeks, we still are unable to freely exercise this right.

“You Arabs are gonna come here and harass our women?!?”

The reason I’m at the police station is because I was harassed and I’m waiting for the police to take my statement.

In Turkey, female patients bear brunt of misdiagnoses

The common request shared by every woman I spoke to for this article was that they would be properly listened to.

Interview with Nuriye Gülmen: “I have more hope today than I did on the first day”

Our resistance is greater today. We are thousands of people who harbor the same hope.

Turkey’s First Queer Olympics

August 25-26-27, Istanbul. Free and open to the public!

Murderers Of My Penis

My dear family, all my lovely friends, comrades, lovers and ex-lovers and fuckbuddies—stay away from my dick.

Beyond the Roads, Over the Mountains

An elementary school teacher writes about her experience in a small village school close to Lake Van.

The Art of Empathy: An Interview with Russian Graphic Artist Victoria Lomasko

A conversation with Victoria Lomasko, whose graphic reportage art illustrates the ‘Other Russias.’

What Levin Gave Anna Karenina

Interview with Elif Batuman: Part 2

Elif Batuman: “This is the novel I needed to write first”

The desire to be loved vs. the desire to outsmart

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