“In Turkey, girls aren’t raised to be heroines”

“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

Who would bomb a rally organized for peace in Turkey?

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

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

The feminist resistance in Turkey following the murder of Özgecan

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