In a rarely allowed rally last night, Women in Istanbul marched for the international day for the elimination of violence against women….
PHOTO: Women in Istanbul march for the international day for the elimination of violence against women.
At least 1,134 women have been murdered in Turkey in the past five years, according to a website that keep tracks of femicides. The “kadincinayetleri.org” website counts the femicides that have been covered by the media between 2010 and 2015.
Protests are held in Istanbul at a bill to clear of statutory rape men who marry their victims.
Critics accuse proposal of “encouraging child rape” but officials say it will protect those too young to marry legally.