“Mustang”, a movie about young girls’ oppression in Turkey, has been nominated for the Oscars in the category “Best Foreign Language Film”. An interview with its director, Deniz Gamze Ergüven
10/10/2015 99 people are reported dead after the bombing that occurred at a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey. [The number has increased to 109.] Saturday, 10th of October, “Peace, Labor and Democracy” rally was organized by many unions, civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations. The rally was a response to the ongoing war between Turkish … Continue reading Who would bomb a rally organized for peace in Turkey?
If anybody asks, you can say that they were children who went to death with their toys This was one of the signs from the protest done for Suruç Massacre where 33 young people were murdered with a suicide bombing of DAESH, carried in İstanbul: “If anybody asks, you can say that they were children … Continue reading If anybody asks, you can say that they were children who went to death with their toys
28/06/2015 On 26th of June, with the declaration of the Supreme Court, same sex marriage became legal on all the states of America. We’ve had a double celebration on a birthday of a gay friend of mine. I’ve marched for the Pride on Paris on 27th of June. This was the 3rd Pride after the … Continue reading From Stonewall to Taksim, we are all gay!
24/04/2015 Last month I met an Armenian person in a night out in Paris. As my French friend introduced us to each other, he said: “You are Turkish, he is Armenian, and I hope that you two won’t fight.” I could have attacked my French friend with the same prejudgment he had by asking “Yet … Continue reading 100 Years Later: The Ongoing Denial of Shame
25/02/2015 Dear men of Turkey, I see that you are in an odd state of shame and unacceptance these days. You keep asking: “When did all men become perverts?” “How did we come here?” “Why do we read about femicide on the news every single day?” You read about femicide on the news each day … Continue reading An open letter to the men of Turkey
17/02/2015 TRIGGER WARNING: This article contain information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors . On February 11th, Özgecan Aslan, a 20 year old student in Mersin, Turkey, was taking the bus home from school. She was the only one left on the bus when the driver took a different path. She … Continue reading The feminist resistance in Turkey following the murder of Özgecan