December 07, 2018 Issue

In Focus

Heavy Hands

A female riot police officer comes face to face with women’s rights activists as they try to march to Taksim Square on November 25. Hundreds had gathered to mark the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Activists said the government—which has restricted public demonstrations for years—was more concerned with protests than stopping male violence in a country where reportedly 337 women were killed by domestic abuse in the past year.
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