Report: 24 women murdered in July
We Will Stop Femicide Platform issued its report over the murders of women in the month of July. The report said that 24 women have been murdered and 20 more died suspiciously throughout July.
13 of the women have been murdered because they wanted a divorce, the report said.
14 of the women were killed by their husbands, two by ex-husbands, two by ex-boy friends, two by relatives, one by a brother, one by her employer and one by someone she does not know, the report said.
The rate of the murders by husbands has become 58 percent in July.
According to the report 12 of the women have been murdered at home, four in open public places, three in a car, three in a field, one at her workplace, and one in a hotel. The report failed to determine the whereabouts of two murders.
“Unless it is determined by whom and why women were killed; Unless a fair trial is made and the suspects, the accused and the murderers are not given deterrent punishments and unless preventive measures are implemented, violence continues with a change in size,” the report said.
The We Will Stop Femicide Platform has been established in 2010 to provide data about the women murdered in Turkey and publishes reports every month.
The Platform said that since Turkey last year withdrew from Istanbul Convention, a treaty by the Council of Europe to prevent violence against women and domestic violence, one in three women killed were murdered because they wanted to make decisions about their own lives.