Around 2,500 people were injured in Turkey as they were trying to slaughter sheep and cows in the Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, Dogan News Agency reported on Monday.
by the second day at 15:00,
1529 persons stabbed themselves or were attacked by the animals that were to be sacrificed. (Source here) Two died of heart attacks during the act of amateur butchery.
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[Originally published in Hürriyet Daily News] If you live in Istanbul, or any other major Turkish city, and have toured around a bit during the recent Kurban Bayramı, or the Feast of Sacrifice, you might have seen some carnage. For hundreds of thousands of sheep have been slaughtered in the four days of the religious holiday and some of this bloodshed took place right on the streets or near the highways. Many in the Turkish media criticized these "uncivilized scenes," and, they were right to do so. The practice of slaughtering animals in public space indeed looks, and is, uncivilized.
The Anti-Discrimination Women’s Rights Association (AKDER) [last week released a] 41-page report, “A Statistical Examination of the Condition of Women in Turkey and the Impact of the Headscarf Ban on Turkey’s Gender Equality Ranking,” [which] makes use of statistics from the General Directorate on the Status of Women (KSGM), NGOs and academia and argues that headscarved women — who account for 62 percent of women in Turkey — are being “pushed out of society” in a process that ultimately prevents the resolution of real issues Turkish women face…
Turkish Parliament commissioned a report on Violence in Turkey 2008, based on nationwide polling. A second poll was carried out among youth in prison. Some results:
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