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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
A group of protestors carrying posters of Diyarbakır Bar Association’s former head who was killed in an armed clash in Nov. 2015 took the stage and held a brief demonstration while the Istanbul Bar Association head Ümit Kocasakal was delivering a speech during a general assembly
A Turkish woman was physically attacked after she was verbally assaulted for allegedly “not walking properly” at a supermarket in Istanbul, private broadcaster Show TV has reported
Having achieved important progress in girls’ access to primary education through a series of successful campaigns, Turkey now needs to revive the same mobilization spirit to keep girls in higher education, according to Candan Fetvacı. Staying focused remains a key issue in tackling girls’ problems, the Aydın Doğan Foundation head tells the Hürriyet Daily News
An Istanbul court has accepted an indictment against journalist Can Dündar on charges of “printing and publishing terrorist organizations’ statements” during his one-day editorial duty undertaken in solidarity with a now-closed daily newspaper
A 15-year-old woman who went into labor a week ago in a village in the Mutki district of the eastern province of Bitlis died on Oct. 13 in intensive care after she suffered a brain hemorrhage that it is believed to have stemmed from giving birth at an early age
The first hearing of a criminal case opened on Oct. 20 against three suspects who tried to participate in the suppressed LGBT pride march in Istanbul in 2015
The wife of prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar has said she is not in favor of her husband’s return to Turkey, citing legal uncertainties surrounding his lengthy prosecution and security concerns
Almost 10 percent of gynecology units at Turkish public hospitals do not offer abortion services, while some 78 percent provide the operation only if it is a life-threatening situation, research prepared by the Istanbul-based Kadir Has University has revealed.
The number of people engaged in prostitution in Turkey is estimated to be over 100,000, with an annual market value of around $4 billion, according to Professor Ayşegül Akbay, a public health expert at Ankara University.