ISTANBUL, Turkey—The murder of a 20-year-old university student in Turkey has thrust the taboo topic of violence against women into the national spotlight, with unlikely voices weighing in.
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Women in Turkey have begun a social media campaign to share their accounts of sexual harassment and violence in the wake of the brutal murder of a 20-year-old student who was killed after resisting an attempted rape, according to the Turkish news site Hurriyet Daily News
The death of the young woman, Özgecan Aslan, has created an outcry among women in Turkey — and some men — over violence against womenDozens of rallies were held across Turkey over the weekend to protest the murder of Aslan and to call attention to the increasing violence against women in Turkey
Brutal death of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan leads to outpouring of rage from Turkish women in campaign hashtagged #sendeanlat (tell your story)
The murder of a woman who tried to stop a man raping her has sparked mass protests in Turkey and prompted women to share their stories of sexual harassment, violence and fear in a growing Twitter campaign.
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