Istanbul rally held for women's rights after sex bill furore

Women shout slogans and hold placards and banners as they take part in a march for women rights on November 25, 2016 on Istiklal avenue in IstanbulThousands rallied in Istanbul in support of women’s rights on Friday after a controversial sex bill affecting underage girls was thrown out by a parliamentary committee this week. At least two thousand people gathered in Turkey’s biggest city on the international day for stopping violence against women, AFP correspondents at the scene reported. A Turkish group against femicide posted on its website that from 2012 to the present, 1,160 women had been killed in Turkey including 223 so far this year.

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