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Fueling Turkish feminism with satire and humour
Clément Girardot   

Fueling Turkish feminism with satire and humour  | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanBayan 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.

 
The kanka series. More than just friends
Camille McOuat   

The kanka series. More than just friends | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanMany languages have several synonymous words for “friend”. In Turkish there are plenty, each marking a subtle gradation on the highly revered hierarchy of friendship. It starts with arkadaş, which means friend. (Ebticar/Mashallah News)

 
Gypsy culture in Turkey: From "half" to "whole"
Övgü Pinar   

Gypsy culture in Turkey: From "half" to "whole" | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanIs 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.

 
Fact sheet on the situtation of Roma in Turkey
babelmed   

Fact sheet on the situtation of Roma in Turkey | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanEuropean Roma and Travellers Forum published a report on the living conditions and social exclusion of Roma in Turkey, detailing the discrimination they face in in various fields.

 
Sulukule: Story of a 1000 year-old Roma settlement
Övgü Pınar   

Sulukule: Story of a 1000 year-old Roma settlement | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanBelieved to be a 1000 year-old Roma settlement, Sulukule in Istanbul has become a symbol of the discrimination the Roma face in Turkey. An interview with Derya Nuket Özer, founder of the Sulukule Platform.

 
Boss-free textile factory challenging norms in Turkey
Paul Benjamin Osterlund   

Boss-free textile factory challenging norms in Turkey | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA 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!
Reporters sans frontières   

President Erdogan, free Cumhuriyet’s editors and all other detained journalists! | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanCan 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.

 
Factory to employ Roma in Turkey
babelmed   

Factory to employ Roma in Turkey | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanA Turkish-Roma NGO builds a textile factory for Roma employees in Kocaeli, a northeastern Turkish city with a high Roma population.

 
First Roma in the Turkish parliament: Education first!
Övgü Pınar   

First Roma in the Turkish parliament: Education  first! | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanTurkey'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
Övgü Pınar   

Roma in Turkey: Not recognized, not protected | babelmed | women - migration - mediterraneanThe 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.

 

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