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The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects women from gender-based violence.

Turkey witnessed its biggest anti-domestic violence protest on Wednesday since demonstrations began a few weeks ago.

Women gather across Turkey in support of anti-violence treaty

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Women gather across Turkey in support of anti-violence treaty

Women across Turkey gathered in support of a landmark treaty on combating violence against women as fears grow over Ankara's possible withdrawal from the agreement.

Russia sends warships to Syria as Turkey tensions soar

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Russia sends warships to Syria as Turkey tensions soar

A Russian military spokesman said two Russian frigates were transiting the Bosphorus, a route normally taken by Russian naval ships to back ...

10 Minutes 13 Seconds In This Strange World

Sumaiyya Naseem

10 Minutes 13 Seconds In This Strange World

Book Club: Elif Shafak's latest novel chronicles the life and relationships of a prostitute in Istanbul while celebrating the misfits, ...

Ali Bakeer

Turkish-Libyan alliance in eastern Mediterranean: A game changer?

Legislators approved an agreement which would give Turkey access to an economic zone across the Mediterranean, brushing aside objections by Greece, Cyprus, Egypt and Libya's rival and competing power base.

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Turkish police fire teargas to disperse women's day rally

Turkish police fired tear gas to disperse protesters marching in Istanbul to demand and "end to impunity" for those guilty of violence ...

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Turkey femicide trial opens after disturbing viral video

The trial of the husband of Turkish woman Emine Bulut, whom he stabbed to death, has begun.

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Turkish women protest rising male violence

Dozens of Turkish women gathered in Istanbul to protest gender-based violence in the country.

Turkey doctor gets 15 months for revealing pollution risk

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Turkey doctor gets 15 months for revealing pollution risk

The whistle-blower exposed a government study detailing high cancer rates linked to industrial pollution in Turkey.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Refugees in Lebanon face forced deportation

Lebanon is becoming an increasingly dangerous and insecure space for Syrian refugees.

'Mum, don't die': Murder of Turkish woman sparks outrage

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'Mum, don't die': Murder of Turkish woman sparks outrage

The 38-year-old was stabbed to death in a cafe on August 18 by her former husband in the central Anatolian city of Kirikkale, according to the ...

Interview: UN special rapporteur on Jamal Khashoggi murder investigation

Alain Gresh

Interview: UN special rapporteur on Jamal Khashoggi murder investigation

Interview: Mohammad bin Salman should be the object of an international criminal investigation, says UN Special Rapporteur, Agnès Callamard.

Three thousand prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

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Three thousand prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

Nearly 3,000 people in 90 prisons across Turkey are refusing food in protest of jail conditions for Abdullah Ocalan - leader of the outlawed ...

Turkish star's domestic abuse case highlights violence against women

The New Arab

Turkish star's domestic abuse case highlights violence against women

The case of the alleged abuse of Turkish pop star Sila by her partner, which has highlighted increasing violence against women in Turkey, will ...

The New Arab

'Disturbing' rise in journalist murders in 2018, says RSF

The killing of some 63 professional journalists around the world marked a 15 percent increase on last year, Reporters Without Borders said.

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Returning Syrian refugees face death and disappearance

Syrian refugees returning from Lebanon have been killed and disappeared by regime forces.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia's 2019 press freedom ranking to fall: RSF

As the world media focuses on identifying details of a case that has pointed toward Saudi authorities, journalists' rights groups have taken aim ...

The New Arab

Saudi hit-squad 'visited potential burial sites' before Khashoggi murder

The Turkish president called for an independent investigation into Khashoggi's killing and that 18 Saudi suspects be tried in Turkish courts.

Erdogan rejects Saudi story, Khashoggi death a 'political killing'

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Erdogan rejects Saudi story, Khashoggi death a 'political killing'

The Turkish president called for an independent investigation into Khashoggi's murder at the consulate and that 18 Saudi suspects should be ...

The New Arab & agencies

EU calls for 'thorough investigation' into Khashoggi killing

The EU has hinted that it is also sceptical about Saudi Arabia's account of Jamal Khashoggi's death.

A profile of Mohammed bin Salman's 'scapegoated' aides

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A profile of Mohammed bin Salman's 'scapegoated' aides

Deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and royal court media advisor Saud al-Qahtani were both part of Mohammed bin Salman's feared inner ...

Germany's Merkel questions Saudi narrative of Khashoggi murder

The New Arab

Germany's Merkel questions Saudi narrative of Khashoggi murder

Germany's chancellor has said she does not believe Saudi Arabia's explanation of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after the kingdom ...

Turkey to search Saudi consul's residence in Khashoggi case

The New Arab

Turkey to search Saudi consul's residence in Khashoggi case

Turkish police will search the Saudi consul's residence as part of an ongoing investigation in the Khashoggi case.

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