A lot of journalists and other liberal professionals were made redundant during the pandemic. I was one – and discovered that it was a mixed blessing.

Worried that the four-day bayram-in-lockdown may deliver the final blow to your marriage already strained by Covid-19 curfews? Here are my tips!

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?