|WIM Betul Yildiz, back in 2012 to|
defend her title.
Here's the website for the Women's Championship, in Turkish. Sorry, I can't read it!
According to WGM Karlovich's report, 69 women are participating. Wow - a big championship! About the prizes:
Turkey continues showing its growing support of chess, and especially of women's chess, by having impressive prize funds in both the men and women sections. The Turkish Chess Federation together with the general sponsor, Is Bank, have provided a prize fund of roughly €12,500 in the men's tournament. The women's event is being sponsored again by Arzum Small Home Appliances Company, who has been generous towards this event since 2009. Arzum has provided about TL 45,000 – which is roughly €20,000. The prizes include products (around €4300) as well as monetary prizes (around €7500). On top of that more than 20 of the women players received free accommodation in the 5-star Limra Hotel from this sponsorship.
The event was held January 29 - February 3, 2012.
There were 9 rounds. Complete cross-table. According to this report from Chessdom, Betul Yildiz and Kubra Ozturk finished with a tie-score and went to play-off, which Ozturk won in a final Armageddon game. Here are the final standings: