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- Phumzile Mlambo, Executive Director of UN Women


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- Europe and Central Asia Regional Office

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1. Case of Nesibe Ozer

Nesibe Özer, Head of the 2nd Chamber of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) was detained during the rst days after the attempted coup for alleged links to the Hizmet movement. According to her lawyer on September 9 she was placed in solitary con nement in the Bakırköy Prison in Istanbul. Özer began a hunger strike on September 27 to protest the solitary con nement and the lack of a response to her petition. 

2. Case of A.B.

On October 14, 2016, the prisoner A.B., a kidney patient, was se- verely beaten and dragged into her cell by prison guards while she was having a phone conversation with her mother. She was subsequently sent to the in rmary where she was referred to a general hospital. According to the daily newspaper that rst revealed the case, A.B. was still being held in Silivri prison by the end of October 2016, despite her continuous bleeding. 

3. Case of Beatriz Yubero

Spanish journalist Beatriz Yubero was taken in custody on Au- gust 5, …


As you are aware, recent reports from the Journalist and Writers Foundation in Turkey and the Stockholm Center for Freedom have estimated the number of women in Turkish prisons is a staggering 17,000 along with over 660 children. Official records indicate that 23 percent of these children are infants less than a year old. Dr. Alan Mendoza, executive director of the Henry Jackson Society (a British foreign policy think tank) said “prison is no place for children in any civilized country”. These reports have questioned the basis for the detainment and imprisonment of these women, as well as the timing of their arrests, in some cases shortly after giving birth. Many of these women have been held without charges being pressed and without access to legal representation, and in some cases, access to their family. Reports from within Turkey have shown images of security officials waiting outside hospital rooms for mothers to be discharged in order to detain them and their newborn children. …


1. Hundreds of Young Turkish Children Jailed Alongside Their Moms as Part of a Post-Coup Crackdown
Feb. 13, 2018
Turkey’s Justice Ministry provided a somewhat lower figure, stating that a total of 560 children under the age of 6 were being held in Turkish prisons along with their mothers.Mothers and their children continue to be rounded up with tens of thousands of other Turks following the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The country has, since that attempt, been in a legal “state of emergency,” one that allows the government to jail anyone believed to have ties to exiled clericFethullah Gulen and his Hizmet movement.

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REPORTS About Women Rights in Turkey

1. Report on the impact of the state of emergency on human rights in Turkey, including an update on the South-East
March 2018 / (29 Pages)
The present report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides an overview of key human rights concerns in Turkey in the period between January and December 2017, with a focus on the consequences of the state of emergency on the enjoyment of human rights. The findings of OHCHR point to a constantly deteriorating human rights situation, exacerbated by the erosion of the rule of law. OHCHR notes with concern that the emergency decrees foster impunity and lack of accountability by affording legal, administrative, criminal and financial immunity to administrative authorities acting within the framework of the decrees.

2. Women’s Rights Under Attack in Turkey…


We Will Stop Femicide Platform February 2018 report indicated that 47 women were killed by men during the 28 day period.[157]The Platform to Stop Murders of Women (Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu) reported 237 murders of women in 2013, the vast majority of whom had been killed by partners, ex-partners, and family members.[3]Most alarming, hundreds of women, children and elderly are among approximately 1,200 local residents killed between July 2015 and December 2016 in the context of security operations in Southeast Turkey.[4]The Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ revealed in February 2017 that at least 5 women have died under suspicious circumstances at the women’s prison in Kocaeli’s Gebze district, during the second half of 2016.[25]There are several figures reported in the Turkish media which put the number of women in prison at 6,616 as of March 2016 and 7,894 as of November 2016. The number of women under custody pending trial tripled from 1,157 in March 2016 to 3,235 in No…