Research and Resources

Altinay, Ayse Gul and Yesim Arat, Violence against Women in Turkey: A Nationwide Survey, 2009.


Amnesty International, Amnesty International Report 2010: The State of the World’s Human Rights, 2010.


Consulate General of TurkeyLos Angeles, The Constitutional Reform Package, 13 September 2010.


Council of the European Union, 2008/157/EC: Council Decision of 18 February 2008 on the principles, priorities and conditions contained in the Accession Partnership with the Republic of Turkey and repealing Decision 2006/35/E.


European Commission, Turkey 2010 Progress Report, 9 November 2010.


European Commision, Conclusions on Turkey (extract from the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament "Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2009-2010", COM(2009)533 final).


European Parliament, European Parliament resolution of 10 February 2010 on Turkey's progress report 2009.


Executive Committee for NGO Forum on CEDAW – Turkey, Shadow NGO Report on Turkey’s Sixth Periodic Report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, July 2010.


Hurriyet Daily News, “Turkey’s first rape crisis center opens in Istanbul,” in Hurriyet Daily News, 5 August 2010.


Icon Institute Public Sector, Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies, and BNB Consulting, National Research on Domestic Violence against Women in Turkey, 2009.


Ilkkaracan, Pinar and Liz Ercevik Amado, Good Practices in Legislation on Violence against Women in Turkey and Problems of Implementation, EGM/GPLVAW/2008/EP.13, 23 May 2008. Expert paper prepared fro UN Office on Drugs and Crime and UN Division for the Advancement of Women for Expert Group Meeting on good practices in legislation on violence against women, UN Office at Vienna, 26-28 May 2008.


International Centre for the Protection of Human Rights, European Court finds Turkey in violation of obligations to protect women from domestic violence, 2008.


Kulu, Sule, “Sexual harassment at workplace remains serious problem in Turkey,” in Today’s Zaman, 5 September 2010.


Navai, Ramita, “Women told: ‘You have dishonoured your family, please kill yourself,’” in The Independent, 27 March 2009.


Roj Women Assemly, NGO Shadow Report for the Review of the Turkish Government Under the UN International Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, October 2010.


Senerdi, Meral Ciyan, “Women’s Rights NGOs applaud Turkish Performance at UN,” in Hurriyet Daily News, 30 July 2010.


U.N. CEDAW Committee, Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, CEDAW/C/TUR/CO/6, 30 July 2010.


U.N. General Assembly – Human Right Council, Compilation prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in accordance with paragraph 15(b) of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1: Turkey, A/HRC/WG.6/8/TUR/2, 19 February 2010.


U.N. Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Ertürk, Addendum – Mission to Turkey, A/HRC/4/34/Add.2, 5 January 2007.


U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 2009 Human Rights Report: Turkey, 11 March 2010.


U.S. Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report 2010, 2010.


Walsh, Janet, “Anti-Violence Act Sends Hope to Women Around the World,” in The Tennessean, 1 September 2010.


Watson, Ivan and Yesim Comert, “Domestic abuse still a taboo in Turkey,” reported for CNN World, 30 July 2010.


Women for Women’s Human Rights, Turkish Civil and Penal Code Reforms from a Gender Perspective: The Success of Two Nationwide Campaigns, February 2005.


Yavuz, Ercan, “Turkey to establish DNA bank to better track sexual crimes,” in Today’s Zaman, 23 November 2010.