Men killed 34 women in Turkey in October

The ‘We Will Stop Femicide Platform’ reported that 34 women were murdered by men and 26 women died suspiciously in October. 275 women were killed in the first 10 months of the year.

The ‘We Will Stop Femicide Platform’ (KCDP), which keeps monthly records of the number of women who fell victim to violence and feticide, released its October report. Last month, 34 women were murdered, 26 women died suspiciously. In the first 10 months of the year 2022, the number of women murdered by men has risen to 275. Compared to October 2021, femicides have increased by 88 percent.

The platform reported that out of 34 femicides, 2 women were murdered for economic reasons and 11 women were killed because they wanted to make decisions about their own life, such as requesting a divorce or rejecting a relationship, reconciling and marrying. In 21 cases, the reason for the killing could not be determined.


The platform’s October report is as follows:

“Of 34 femicides in October, 18 women were killed by their husbands, 1 by ex-husband, 2 by boyfriends, 1 by ex-partner, 2 by relatives, 2 by fathers, 1 by a brother, 6 by acquaintances, 1 by unfamiliar person. 53 percent of women were killed by men they were married to. 20 women were killed at home, 7 on street, 2 at workplace, 1 in open filed, 1 at hotel, 1 at entertainment venue, and 1 while driving. In one case, the place of murder could not be determined. 59 percent of women were killed in their homes.

20 women (59 percent) were killed by firearms, 9 by sharp objects, 1 was strangled, 1 was beaten to death, 1 fell from a height, 1 was poisoned, and 1 killed by a hammer.”