In Turkey, Erdogan’s government has whittled away women’s rights over 20 years in power, and the country’s women are fed up. “We’re not gone. We are still fighting here.”
Religious women are teaming up with secular feminists to fight back against the government’s growing authoritarianism and receding rights for women in the wake of Sunday’s pivotal elections in Turkey.
Amid crackdowns on supporters of the Kurdish movement in Turkey, Kurdish Syria became the heart of the greater Kurdish movement.
On a quiet November evening in 2014, Eda Okutgen left her apartment in the coastal Turkish city of Izmir and ran for her life. She didn’t get far.
Turkish women risk peril in demanding their rights. One particular group refused to keep quiet, catapulting the fight for women’s rights into the spotlight.
Most Turks and their government do not believe that the events of 1915 — known by Armenians as the Armenian Genocide — were genocide.