The global average of domestic violence against women is around 30%.
The report was obtained by the President of the Federation of Turkish Women's Associations Canan Güllü and submitted to the parliamentary Violence Against Women Commission. The findings were reported by the Turkish daily paper Today’s Zaman.
Violence against women in Turkey has skyrocketed since Islamist President Tayyip Recep Erdogan began ruling. According to the Turkish Ministry of Justice, from 2003, when Erdogan took power, until 2010, there was a 1,400 percent increase in the number of murders of women.
Last year there were at least 287 cases of women being murdered because they asked for a divorce.
This is despite Turkey’s legislation against honor violence. Instead of being killed by their families, women and girls are often forced to kill themselves instead when they are deemed to have brought shame upon their families. The families do not want to send a son to prison as well as killing a daughter."
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