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Why violence against women often goes unpunished in Turkey

By: Sanam SHANTYAEI Follow | Joanna COCKERELL | Sonia BARITELLO | Stéphanie CHEVAL
1 min

In Turkey, the number of women murdered by men they know is on the rise. According to human rights groups, in the first five months of 2017, 173 women were killed across the country, compared with 137 in the same period of the previous year. Worse, the perpetrators often use legal loopholes that allow them to escape long sentences.

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