Turkish main opposition eyes panel on violence against women

Turkish main opposition eyes panel on violence against women

 

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) introduced a bill to establish a parliamentary inquiry commission aimed at preventing crimes particularly directed against women.

Led by Istanbul deputy Mahmut Tanal, the CHP deputies presented their proposal to the Parliament Speaker’s Office on April 19, for inquiry into cases of sexual abuse, rape and killings targeting women, which have reportedly increased by 1,400 percent between 2002 and 2009.

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