Turkey: Men kill at least 28 women in November – report
At least 28 women have been killed by men in Turkey in November, according to Bianet news website’s Male Violence Monitoring Report.
Another 12 women also died under suspicious conditions, Bianet’s monthly report published on Wednesday showed.
Femicide which remains a serious problem in Turkey has further increased after the country withdrew from an international treaty to combat violence against women.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year pulled Turkey out of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention, after pro-government conservative and Islamist groups argued that it undermined Turkish family values and promoted homosexuality.
The Bianet report compiling data from national and local newspapers found that at least 53 women were subjected to men violence, at least four children were abused and one woman was raped.
According to Bianet’s 2021 annual report, the year that the country withdrew from the Istanbul Convention, men killed at least 339 women, marking the highest number of female deaths by men violence in news website’s annual monitoring reports, accounted for since 2010.