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Violence against women 'on rise, but women more combatant' in Turkey

Violence against women has been on the rise, but women have become more combatant, said Gülsüm Kav, the director of Kadın Cinayetlerini Durduracağız Platformu (We Will Stop Femicides Platform), a women's rights activist organization that keeps track of violence against women, stressing that as long as the laws in Turkey failed to protect women, violence against them would not stop.  

317 women killed with weapons in Turkey in 2016: Report

Eight percent of the 397 women who were killed in Turkey last year were murdered with weapons, according to statistics from the Umut Foundation, which was established with the sole purpose of battling individual armed violence in Turkey. 

A total of 317 women were killed with weapons in 2016, a slight increase over the 309 women killed with weapons - out of a total of 413 - in 2015.