Bayan Yanı is a satirical magazine led by women in a country which is becoming increasingly hostile to them. For more than six years, cartoonists and writers in Turkey have combined their talents to make readers not only think but also laugh in a feminist way.
Boss-free textile factory challenging norms in Turkey
A boss-free textile collective rose from the ashes of a failed company where workers were not paid for months. Following years of struggles with former bosses and co-workers, Özgür Kazova strives to create a new and equitable labor model, where the work of women and men is valued equally. Mashallah News
President Erdogan, free Cumhuriyet’s editors and all other detained journalists!
Can Dündar, the editorinchief of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, and his Ankara bureau chief, Erdem Gül, have been held since the evening of 26 November. They are charged with spying and terrorism because last May they published evidence of arms deliveries by the Turkish intelligence services to Islamist groups in Syria.
Gypsy culture in Turkey: From "half" to "whole"
Is it possible to talk about a universal, all-inclusive Gypsy culture? What are the distinctive characteristics of different Gypsy groups and how are they transmitted through generations in a community without a written culture? An interview with Turkish professor of music ethnography ?brahim Yavuz Yükselsin and a portrait of Turkish-Gypsy director Elmas Arus.
First Roma in the Turkish parliament: Education first!
Turkey's Roma citizens for the first time have a representative in the national parliament. Özcan Purçu is elected in the 7 June 2015 general elections on the ticket of Republican People's Party (CHP). He promises to help solve the Roma children's educational problems, which in turn lead to poverty and illegal activities.
Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected
The Roma population in Turkey, believed to be between 500,000 and 5 million, is not recognized as a minority, and therefore not under legal protection. Turkish Roma face discrimination in all aspects of life;with employment, housing, education and healt being the greatest issues.
Turkey Convicted of Conscientious Objection, Death on Compulsory Drafting
The European Court of Human Rights founded Turkey guilty in the case of a young conscript who lost his life during compulsory military service. Turkey was also condemned in the case regarding the imprisonment of four Jehovah's Witnesses conscientious objectors.
Corruption case shakes Turkey
A corruption investigation involving sons of ministers and high profile businessmen took thousands of Turks to the streets again. But the fact that the alleged corruptions came up as an act of vindication in a power fight between the government and a religious community that used to be its ally, leads to cautiousness.
Journalists gripped in Turkey
According to the article by Bianet, 48 journalists were assaulted and 11 detained in Turkey’s Gezi Resistance. As of October 2013, 66 journalists and 27 publishers remained behind bars. 28 journalists, authors and media representatives were convicted to a total of one life sentence, 329 years and 2 months of prison.
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