In Turkey, a mysterious spade of suicides raises the spectre of ‘honor’ killings.

Turkish suicides raise question of honor killings. Among concerns are that the increase in young women committing suicide could be honor murders disguised as suicides or could be suicide due to coercion by family members.



Grade: C

Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000

Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening

Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense