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Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention: A Worrisome Picture for Women’s Rights and the Constitutional System

Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention: A Worrisome Picture for Women’s Rights and the Constitutional System

The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, mostly ...
Monitoring of employees’ electronic communications: Recent case-law in Turkey

Monitoring of employees’ electronic communications: Recent case-law in Turkey

The Turkish Constitutional Court recently delivered a judgment in the individual application of Celal Oraj ...
Inside Hagia Sophia’s Ideological Conversion

Inside Hagia Sophia’s Ideological Conversion

Turkey’s conversion of the Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque in July this year has raised complex questions ...
The Turkish Constitutional Court – An Effective Remedy or a Way to Avoid ECtHR Cases?

The Turkish Constitutional Court – An Effective Remedy or a Way to Avoid ECtHR Cases?

Turkey’s Constitutional Court (Anayasa Mahkemesi – AYM) issued an important judgment in May 2019, addressing State ...
Turkish Local Elections: What Does the Delayed Declaration of Election Results Mean?

Turkish Local Elections: What Does the Delayed Declaration of Election Results Mean?

While nearly three weeks have passed since local elections were held in Turkey on 31st March 2019, the Turkish ...
All Quiet in the Turkish Courts

All Quiet in the Turkish Courts

In Western academia, few efforts have been made to portray the status of the Turkish jurisdiction and its stance ...
Is the Turkish Constitutional Referendum a Reflection of Democracy?

Is the Turkish Constitutional Referendum a Reflection of Democracy?

The constitutional referendum was held on 16 April in Turkey. In this referendum, the majority of Turkish people ...
Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Derogating from Fundamental Human Rights under the Turkish State of Emergency

Five days after the coup failed on 15 July 2016 in Turkey, the Turkish government declared a state of emergency ...
Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

The issue of child marriage and sexual abuse of children in Turkey has once again been placed in the spotlight, ...
Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey

Freedom of Religion and Belief in Turkey

One of the fundamental values of a democratic society is the freedom of thought, conscience and religion. From this

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