Death of Ozgecan Aslan stokes anger over violence against women in Turkey

February 17, 2015 1:55 AM

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Istanbul: Turkey's president on Monday described violence against women as the "bleeding wound" of the country after a woman was stabbed and beaten to death after trying to fight off a man trying to rape her.

Despite a surge in violence against women in Turkey last year, the particularly brutal, and public, attack on Ozgecan Aslan, 20, has become a rallying point, prompting protests and condemnation by politicians.

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