Caught between fear and authoritarianism, many Turks wonder whether it is time to leave Turkey.

If Erdoğan caughs, the whole party gets a cold. His obsession and conservative views with marriage, kids and family planning are echoed all the way down, from whatever Prime Minister he has at any given time to the more youthful Erdoğan protegees in the party.

Izmir’s annual Chic Women’s Bicycle Tour, a mix of women’s rights and green transport, has spread to 28 cities including Cyprus. “A society can only breathe if its women are not afraid of being visible,” says Sema Gür, founder of the initiative.

What twisted logic enforces a hierarchy among the victims and causes us to take some victims of violence to heart but push others away? Why do we have trouble standing up for Hande, the mutilated prostitute; Aslı, the uncompromising rebel who wrote for a pro-Kurdish daily that we do not read; and R.D., the Kurdish girl raped by village guards in the southeast?

“This is both against the human rights and medical ethics,” said Gülsüm Kav, the president of the “We Will Stop Femicide Platform,” a nation-wide women’s network which provides legal assistance and support to women who are victims of violence and sexual assaults.

Journalists, police officers, witnesses, Turkey’s women narrate their role in Turkey’s failed coup attempt - and their fears for the future