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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

ALARAB ONLINE | Turkey province reports 50 honour killings

"Turkey province reports 50 honour killings

Killings in the name of honour claimed 50 lives in Turkey's southeastern province of Diyarbakir in the past six years, the Diyarbakir Bar Association's Women's Rights Centre said on Tuesday.

Women's rights are one of several sticking points in talks between Turkey and the European Union, which Ankara wants to join, and Turkey has toughened its laws to make sure those guilty of such crimes face life sentences."

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