A large prostitution racket that exploited women from Moldova has been unraveled by police in Attica who have arrested 15 people - 12 foreign nationals and three Greeks.
According to authorities, the gang preyed on women in the Eastern European country and lured them to Greece, where they were forced into prostitution at brothels across central Athens.
Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that legal protections on privacy rights do not cover prostitutes because "accepting prostitution as a profession would be against human dignity."
A chief physician in the eastern Turkish province of Siirt has said she was removed from her post after she reported a local prostitution ring that abuses university students.
The number of women engaging in prostitution has been on the rise in recent years, according to a study by Athens's Panteion University, which also found a marked increase in the number of customers.
According to the results of the research, the rise in prostitution began after 2010, coinciding with the social and cultural implications of Greece's financial and migration crisis.
The former police chief of Istanbul’s Kadıköy district, İbrahim Kocaoğlu, was detained on Feb. 15 along with 11 other police officers within the scope of a large-scale operation against a prostitution gang, daily Habertürk reported on Feb. 16.