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3/8/16

Turkey: Women march in Turkey but are confronted by police

Riot police in Istanbul forcibly broke up a rally of hundreds of women as they marked International Women’s Day two days early.

March the 8 is the official date but the city’s governor banned their rally planned for then, citing security concerns.

At least one person was detained in a scuffle with police who were seen firing rubber bullets at the women.
Turkey has drawn criticism for its handling of gender issues

According to a 2011 UN report, non-sexual physical violence committed by intimate partners was 10 times more likely there than in other European countries.

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