Male Violence in May 2011 in Turkey

According to data compiled by bianet, men in Turkey killed 20 women, seven men and five children in May 2011. Twelve women, one man, three transvestites and transsexuals and one child were injured. Five women and seven children were harassed, five children were raped.

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According to data compiled by bianet from newspapers, internet sites and news agencies, men in Turkey killed 20 women, seven men and five children in May 2011. Three culprits committed suicide and the suicide attempts of two perpetrators failed.
Men in Turkey wounded twelve women, two men, three transvestites and transsexuals and one child during the past month.
In the same month, one man shut in his wife who wanted to divorce him. Another man kidnapped a girl who was the girl-friend of his nephew. One man took his wife who was living separately from him as hostage.
Five women and seven children were being harassed in May this year. Five children were raped. The belongings of two women were seized by violence.

73 men, three women and five children were prosecuted over charges of murder, injury, harassment and rape, taken into police custody, arrested or fugitive.

One woman was wounded by her husband in a dispute over having a sink installed at home without getting her husband’s permission beforehand. One woman was arrested because she allegedly helped her fiancé and her father to kill her boy-friend after her fiancé had threatened to kill her. A woman killed her husband who was living with two wives.

One woman attempted to commit suicide in May 2011.


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