July 2007

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

Publication Date: 
November, 2005

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.