Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s penchant for controversy has no bounds. He is now on record arguing that it is unnatural to consider men and women as equals.
Several associations launched an online petition campaign against the long-standing policy
On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we are reminded of the horrific acts of violence against women that take place every day – particularly in Australia and across the Pacific, in the countries of the Indian Ocean Rim and beyond.
A Turkish member of the international activist group FEMEN has claimed that an ex-boyfriend blackmailed her with nude photos and sex tapes filmed without her knowledge
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“When it comes to foreseeing the refugee crisis, I’d give the Turkish government a score of 2 out of 10. But in terms of the humanitarian aspect, I’d give it an 8 or even 9 out of 10,” Murat Erdoğan, the head of the Migration and Politics Research Center at Ankara’s Hacettepe University, told me.
Despite local hardships, the Baghdad School of Music and Ballet continues to survive, training its students in the art of song and dance
A government-led reform package adopted by Parliament in March 2014 prohibited discrimination and hate crimes, but not on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity
The Transgender Day of Remembrance will transform into a week this week when the victims of hate crimes will be remembered in a positive light through a photo exhibition, a fashion show, film screenings, as well as marches across Turkey
Femen, the women's rights group known for topless protests, took their act to a new level of provocation on Nov. 14 with an explicitly sexually suggestive demonstration in front of the Vatican.
A Turkish word for “concubine” has stirred up an election debate in the United States
The liquor service class is currently mandatory in the 'bar' and 'service' sections of the 11th and 12th grades of vocational high schools that specialize in hotel management and tourism
Administrators at the Akşemsettin Anadolu İmam Hatip High School, a religious vocational high school in central Istanbul, have begun segregating genders
Former US president Bill Clinton encouraged gay rights activists to continue their push to bring down barriers, following recent court victories for gay marriage advocates in the United States
Fans of the "Game of Thrones" fantasy TV series are flocking to the historic Spanish town of Osuna, where part of its fifth season is being filmed, fuelling hopes the show will deliver a lasting tourism boost.
Former State Security Court (DGM) prosecutor Nuh Mete Yüksel, who has a controversial record as a prosecutor, has faced strong protests as he bid to vote at the Bar Association election in Ankara.
The final version of a controversial Vatican document issued on Saturday radically revised its earlier wording on homosexuals, eliminating language that had talked more positively of them than ever before in church history.
A man was caught attempting to rape a 4-year-old boy last week at Istanbul’s Haseki Hospital, the Health Employees Union has said
American pop star Kesha on Tuesday sued her producer Dr. Luke for allegedly abusing her sexually and emotionally for years, while threatening to harm her career.
The premiere of a play based on the life of the German poet Goethe has been canceled over controversy prompted by an attempt to remove lines deemed 'foul and erotic'
'If you cannot object to pre-marital sex, your objections to babies being raped are just crocodile tears' said the mufti of Samsun, prompting the Diyanet to launch an internal investigation
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