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Women demonstrating against gender-segregated universities arrested

16 Feb 2021

16 February 2021: A group of women protesting Erdogan’s plans of setting up a women-only university were subjected to police violence and arrested.150 Following a visit to Japan in 2019 where there are many women-only universities, Erdogan decided to include the establishment of universities for women in the 2021 Presidential Annual Program.151

See DuvaR, February 2021 and Turkish Minute, October 2020.


"We don't want women's universities" - #KadınÜniversitesiİstemiyoruz