Turkey: Disallowing married women from using just their maiden name is discriminatory, rules ECHR

In the case of Leventoğlu Abdulkadiroğlu v. Turkey, the European Court of Human Rights has unanimously held that disallowing married women from using their maiden name alone amounts to a violation of the right to respect for private and family life, and the right against discrimination enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights. Turkish laws compel women to adopt their husband’s surname, while men can continue to use their original surnames after marriage. In this case, the ECHR awarded damages to each of the affected women, who had approached the court seeking relief.

Source: http://bit.ly/2tF6Nn2