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Dilâra Gürcü

Dilâra Gürcü is a feminist writer and former activist from Turkey, currently living in Paris. She’s the author of the book “Aramızda Kalmasın” (No Longer Between Ourselves) which focuses on the taboo issues around private lives of women and declaring that personal is political. She writes for Turkey’s first independent internet journal T24 on feminism and LGBTI+ rights. She actively participates on various feminist projects for Turkey and France.

COVID-19 and mental health

We are in the midst of something none of us have ever experienced before. It’s challenging to know the right thing to do. The measures taken to prevent further spread of COVID-19, such as lock-down practices, might seem extreme. However,…

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And the award goes to …

The César Awards, known as the French Oscars, have been given out every year for half a century. This year, Roman Polanski’s movie J’Accuse was nominated in 12 categories and gained awards in three. This has created a massive controversy…

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Can I wear this in Turkey?

I was born on the west coast of Turkey, in Izmir: one of the least conservative and most secular cities in Turkey. I was registered as a Muslim. That’s how it works in Turkey; as soon as you’re born, your…

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