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Turks demand protection after woman killed with sword

In the wake of a headline-making femicide in Istanbul, activists and politicians have revived calls to return to the Istanbul Convention.
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Six months after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan scrapped the Istanbul Convention with an overnight decision, a brutal femicide in a white-collar neighborhood of Istanbul spurred calls for return to the international anti-domestic violence accord.

Known as “the Samurai sword murder,” the femicide instantly became still another symbol of an environment that leaves women vulnerable to harassment, abuse, violence and murder. 

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