Turkey

As Turkey cracks down on 'honour killings', women told: 'You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself'.
Turkey's Constitutional Court defended its decision opposing Islamic headscarves at the country's universities.
The body of Ahmet Yildiz, Turkey's first suspected victim of a gay "honour killing," has been removed from the city morgue.
Two liberal theologians have taken Turkey’s most famous Islamic clothes designer to court, alleging the couturier is exploiting religion for personal profit. The case is highlighting the growing tension between Islam and the country’s market economy.
"En faisant adopter l'amendement au Parlement, l'AKP s'était défendu en faisant valoir que l'interdiction du voile, imposée après le putsch militaire de 1980, contrevenait à la liberté de conscience et au droit à l'éducation."
A powerful state body regulating the role of Islam in Turkey has come under fire over an article on sexual behaviour that equated flirting with adultery and condemned women for wearing perfume.
Affected by the murder of Italian artist Pippa Bucca, 21 Turkish women are taking part in a 296-km bike ride from Beirut to Palestine this May, and dedicate their ride to her and peace.
According to a Human Rights Watch press release, people in Turkey who work on working on sexual orientation and gender identity issues, continue to be targeted.
A statement from the Italian chapter of Women in Black (WiB) on the recent sentencing of Leyla Zana to 2 years in prison.
"Février 2008, le Parti de la Justice et du Développement (AKP), au pouvoir en Turquie, permet aux femmes de porter le voile à l'Université, ce qu'interdisait jusque-là la Constitution, laïque, du pays."
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