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Filiz Karakuş

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April 21, 2008: Protest for Pippa Bacca in Istanbul and Gebze!

Women from Istanbul and Gebze made a protest for Pippa on April 21, 2008. In the statements read in Istanbul and Gebze, it was emphasized that being a woman is enough to be raped...

April 15, 2010: Protest of LGBTI+ against Minister Kavaf: Apologize!

Selma Aliye Kavaf, Minister of State for Women and Family, was protested because of her words that homosexuality is an illness and that homosexuals should be treated. Kaos GL members also attended the conference titled...

November 24, 1990: Whistle protest against Minister Cemil Çiçek

In an interview published in Cumhuriyet newspaper on 13 November 1990, about relationships before marriage, Minister of State for Family Cemil Çiçek said, “This is the approaching of people to each other with animal...

21 November 1998: The first Assembly of Women’s Shelters

Mor Çatı Women’s Shelter Foundation (Purple Roof), founded in May 1990, opened its first women’s shelter in 1995. In the same period, “independent discussion group” in Ankara came up with a project to open...

14 February 2009: Satı Korkmak was killed on Valentine’s Day

Satı Korkmak was smothered with a television cable by his husband Hasan Korkmak on 14th of February 2009. Feminists were involved in Satı’s case when her family applied to Mor Çatı (Purple Roof Shelter). Hasan...

31 December 2008: Another Purple Needle demonstration in Taksim at New Year’s Eve

On 31 December 2008, feminist women handed out purple needles, symbols of struggle against sexual harassment and assault, in Taksim (İstiklal Street), and said, “We will neither leave the nights, nor the streets, nor...

22 December 2001: Women did not take #19MayMassacre sitting down

On 20 October 2000, hundreds of prisoners commenced a hunger strike to protest the F-Type prisons. On the 45th day of the hunger strike, some of the political prisoners have turned their hunger strike...

9 February 1995: “No to Virginity Testing” protest in front of the Directorate of...

Against the Ministry of National Education Directive on Secondary Education Discipline and Awards which authorizes school principals to demand the schoolgirls to undergo virginity testing, “no to virginity testing” protests began across Turkey. During...

13 January 1993: Feminists from Turkey campaign against mass rape in Bosnia

A group of feminist women came together in January 1993 to discuss tens of thousands of rape assults by Serbian soldiers in various regions of Bosnia. The six republics that made up the Socialist Federal...

7 February 2009: “2009 local elections: We give our feminist word to Beyoğlu!”

In January 2009, the Feminist Collective started to discuss the local elections to be held on March 29, 2009. At first, to nominate a candidate for the position of mayor was just an idea....