Yasemin refused a marriage arranged by her family and ran away with her boyfriend. When she returned to her family’s home, one and a half months pregnant, her father took her to an empty piece of land and killed her with a single bullet.
For more information see:
The Dynamics of Honor Killings in Turkey: Prospects for Action
Through this report, the UNDP and UNFPA seek to further contribute to the discussion and debate in Turkey about honor killings through perspectives from a cross-section of society: women and men of varying ages, educational levels, and social backgrounds; public officials; religious leaders; non-governmental organizations and the media. The report synthesis comprehensive and well-researched data to illuminate such topics as perceptions of honor ,cases of ‘dishonorable conduct’: causes and consequences and recommendations to stop honor killings.
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