Turkey’s hidden domestic abuse: A survivor’s story – BBC News

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The Domestic Abuse Helpline took more than 40,000 calls during the first three months of lockdown, we explore the reality of domestic abuse when confined to your home.

Technology is increasingly being used by domestic abusers to trap, control or hunt down their victims, Refuge has told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

Turkey’s hidden domestic abuse: A survivor’s story

Around the world, lockdowns have led to a rise in domestic violence. But in Turkey, rates of violence against women were alarmingly high even before the coronavirus pandemic.

Last year, more than 470 women were killed by men they knew, according to campaigners.

Turkey’s ruling AK party has sparked controversy by talking of withdrawing from a treaty designed to protect women.

Produced by Zeynep Erdim and Olivia Lace-Evans

Filmed by Tim Facey

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