Turkey’s femicide problem: All eyes on court verdicts
25 June 2022 | 4:46 pm
Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.
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The court said "dual criminality" had not been met, and that the two people wanted by Turkey risked "being exposed to persecution."
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