When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

Turkey

Abortion In Turkey: New Restrictions Spark Protests

A women's right to an abortion is rapidly vanishing in Turkey, as Prime Minister Erdogan recently called it "murder."

Turkish women at a crossroads (Steve Evans)
Turkish women at a crossroads (Steve Evans)

ISTANBUL - Women's rights advocates in Turkey have taken to the streets of Istanbul to protest Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call to restrict women's access to abortion and caesarean birth procedures.

About 2,000 men and women gathered in Istanbul's Anatolian center, Kadikoy, on Sunday, waving banners and chanting against the forthcoming legislation, which would severely limit the right of women to have an abortion. "Long Live Solidarity of Women" read one sign. " Abortion is a Right" read another.

Keep reading... Show less
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Stories from the best international journalists.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
Already a subscriber? Log in

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!

"Er ..."

YouTube screenshot

May 21-22

  • A liberated Ukrainian village
  • Long COVID limbo
  • TikToker under fire
  • … and much more.
Keep reading... Show less

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Stories from the best international journalists.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
Already a subscriber? Log in
THE LATEST
FOCUS
TRENDING TOPICS

Central to the tragic absurdity of this war is the question of language. Vladimir Putin has repeated that protecting ethnic Russians and the Russian-speaking populations of Ukraine was a driving motivation for his invasion.

Yet one month on, a quick look at the map shows that many of the worst-hit cities are those where Russian is the predominant language: Kharkiv, Odesa, Kherson.

Watch Video Show less
MOST READ