The number of women murdered in a year in Turkey shot up 1,400 percent between 2002 and 2009, according to data recently revealed by the country’s justice minister. Eighty-three women were murdered in 2003, 164 in 2004, 317 in 2005, 663 in 2006, 1,011 in 2007, 806 in 2008 and 953 during the first seven months of 2009, the last date for which data was available, according to Ergin.
Altogether, 33.7 percent of women said they considered suicide as a solution to their problems. For those with less education, this number is 34.1 percent, while 37.6 of higher educated women have also considered taking their own lives. Murder a fact of life for women in Turkey

Alle avisen mordeksempler er udført af mand eller nære slægtninge. Hurriyet skriver at 41,9 % af de tyrkiske kvinder oplever fysisk og seksuel vold. Vildan Yirmibesoglu fra et tyrkisk kvindecenter sagde i sommeren 2010 til Jyllandsposten at tre af fire kvinder i hele Tyrkiet i gennemsnit mindst en gang om måneden udsættes for fysisk eller psykisk vold. Ikke så mærkeligt at godt en tredjedel af Tyrkiets kvinder har selvmordstanker.

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