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Turkish women march in rights protest in Istanbul

Hundreds of Turkish women marched in the country's biggest city Istanbul on Saturday to protest against the violence and animosity they face from men demanding they dress more conservatively, Reuters reported. The march, dubbed …

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 Women may become part of Turkish army

Women aged between 20 and 46 years old may begin to serve in the Turkish army. The Turkish Defense Ministry is working on the corresponding bill. Turkish citizens can pay 18 thousand Turkish liras to be exempted from the mandatory …

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Marzieh Afham becomes first female ambassador of Iran

Marzieh Afham, who previously was the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, has been appointed as the ambassador of Iran to Malaysia, thus becoming the first-ever woman to hold such a high position. …

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30,000 Iranian women recruited by police

Iranian police have recruited 30,000 women to ensure monitoring and check-ups at the country’s border checkpoints. The recruitment of new police officers comes with regard to the increasing number of pilgrims traveling from …

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