29 women murdered in Turkey in August

Of the 29 women murdered in Turkey during the month of August, 21 died under suspicious circumstances.

The Platform We Will Stop Femicide (KCDP) published its report on femicides for the month of August.

According to the report, 29 women were murdered by men during the past month, 21 of them under suspicious circumstances.

8 of the victims were killed for seeking divorce and refusing reunion, marriage and relationship.

59 % (17) of the victims were killed by their husbands while 69 % were found dead at their homes.

The platform stated that violence against women continues to grow in parallel with the failure to take preventive measures, to sentence perpetrators to deterrent penalties and to hold fair trials.