Turkey: domestic violence kills over 350 women in 4 years

05 December, 13:50

(ANSAmed) - ANKARA, DECEMBER 5 - Over 350 women (exactly 369) were killed in Turkey as a result of domestic violence inflicted between 2009-2012, the website of the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policy reported on Tuesday. According to the ministry, in 2009, 108 women were killed, in 2010 this figure hit 106, in 2011 - 99, and in 2012 - 56 women. During this period, more than 4,000 women have been under state guardianship. Violence against women in Turkey is one of the most important social issues. The Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policy is conducting a series of programmes for women guardianship. (ANSAmed).

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