Turkish state universities have the right to ban Muslim headscarves, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has ruled.
Reforms preached in 70,000 mosques.
Muslim clerics in Turkey are to deliver sermons upholding women's rights and condemning so-called "honour killings."
As France pushed ahead with its planned school headscarf ban, in Turkey the issue has been the subject of impassioned debate for more than 20 years.

The following Declaration was drafted pursuant to a symposium organized in Panlýurfa by the Human Rights Association of Panlýurfa. The symposium took place on November 22nd and 23rd 2003. We, the co-authors of this Declaration, are deeply concerned about the recent developments at the United Nations regarding the language adopted within various documents regarding women’s rights. The efforts in questioning and undermining already accepted language of the Beijing Conference and Beijing Platform for Action calls for an immediate action by women’s (human) rights defenders.

This booklet offers a comprehensive yet concise overview of the new legal status of women in Turkey.
Semsiye, lapidée par ses proches; Sevide, tuée de deux balles par la famille de son mari; Elif, pendue par sa propre mère: dans le Sud-Est anatolien, les femmes paient encore un lourd tribut à l'honneur.
The Women's Human Rights Training Evaluation Report will serve as a useful tool for all NGOs, activists, academicians and researchers working in areas related to human rights education and social change.
Présentation générale

La Turquie a un système de gouvernement laïc et fonctionne en principe comme une démocratie. Elle demande actuellement à entrer dans l’Union européenne et est déjà partie signataire des accords sur l’unité douanière européenne. Beaucoup de nouvelles lois ont récemment été votées en Turquie, dont un nouveau service de santé national et des lois renforçant les peines en cas de viol et de violence domestique.
Customary and religious laws and practices are often used as tools to control women's sexuality and to maintain the imbalance of power in sexual relations. This paper describes customary and religious laws and beliefs, and their impact on the situation of both rural and urban women in Eastern Turkey, based on a study among 599 women from the region, most of whom are or have been married.