Violence against women jumped 36 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019, according to a report prepared by the Interior Ministry.
“Some 117,192 acts of violence against women were reported,” said the report, noting that 115 women were killed in the first half of the year.
Meanwhile, a women’s platform noted that at least 29 women were killed in Turkey in November.
Around 1 million people have also downloaded KADES, an application that allows users to request immediate support, the Interior Ministry said.
The number of instances of violence and murders of women has been on the rise since the Covid-19 pandemic began in Turkey.