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İstasyon should be treated with the dignity of a universal work of global fiction rather than a representative of the Turkish ethos.
An in depth interview with the women of Domestic Workers Union, their achievements, priorities and call for solidarity.
Artist Zehra Doğan talks about her process of creating her first solo exhibition while in Tarsus prison, convicted for a painting she has done on the violence that took place in Nusaybin against the Kurdish population.
We have seen this film before, but it was never shot this well.
How has the feminist movement across the world braved through 2020? What awaits us in 2021?
The recent debate regarding Turkey’s possible withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention has sparked protests all over Turkey. Women and Lgbti+ have taken to the streets in defense of their basic human rights. We spoke to 5 of these organizations across the country.
Contrary to the general assumptions, the Justice and Development Party base does not comply with everything that the government decrees, neither about alimony law, early marriages nor about the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
The Istanbul Convention has become a very critical lens not only to see the record of gender equality in Turkey but also to predict AKP’s and Turkey’s future.
We spoke with Meral Danış Beştaş, member of Parliament from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), one of the lawyers in the Opuz Case, in which the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held a state accountable for discrimination caused by gender-based domestic violence for the first time. Beştaş explains how the Opuz Case was foundational for the Istanbul Convention.
We interviewed Prof. Dr. Nilgün Toker on the connections between the recent restrictive regulation on social media, the status change of Hagia Sophia from museum to mosque, and the current discussions to rescind from the Istanbul Convention.