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Domestic Violence: Turkey
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Almost all forms of violence against women in the family are widespread in Turkey. There is no female genital mutilation (FGM) or dowry killing but honor crimes do occur. According to the Turkish Civil Code marriage is only possible between opposite sexes; thus violence occurring in same-sex relationships is not covered here. Domestic violence includes physical, economic, sexual, and verbal violence, isolation, constant criticism, attacks against self-esteem, and so forth. In short, most forms o…

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Arin, Cânân, “Domestic Violence: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0075j>
First published online: 2009

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