Violence against women is Turkey's bleeding wound - Erdogan

February 16, 2015 6:41 PM

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Violence against women is Turkey's bleeding wound - Erdogan

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - 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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