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Three brutal murders of women in three days in Turkey

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Three brutal killings of women have rocked Turkey during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, Turkish media reported.

The killings took place on May 1st, 2nd and 4th in Ankara, Izmir and Istanbul.

Dilek Ceylan, 32, who wanted to break up with her fiancé, was killed in Ankara on May 1st. Ceylan was brutally killed by her partner, who did not agree to the two to separate, informs NTV television.

A Syrian citizen shot dead his (Syrian) wife in Izmir on May 2 after a scandal broke out between them, CNN-Turk reported.

Another brutal murder of a woman in Istanbul was reported today. According to CNN-Turk, 19-year-old Asie Atalay was killed yesterday on a street in the Esenler district. The brutal crime was filmed on security video cameras. Police managed to catch the killer, who escaped after the murder.

Violence against women in Turkey continues to be a huge problem in the country. In March last year, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the country was withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention, an important tool in combating violence against women.

According to the Federation of Women’s Associations in Turkey, 367 women were killed in the country in 2021, compared to 409 in 2020. However, the number killed last year shows that the country commits a similar crime every day. .

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