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    FERAI TINC: Honor Murders, Was Chirac Wrong?

    Hürriyet Haber
    30.04.2004 - 10:08 | Son Güncelleme:

    “By saying that Turkey’s bid to enter EU was “A wish concerning the long range” French President Chirac relaxed the European public opinion. He did not say that “Europe’s border is until Turkey.” Thanks God, he did not shut the door but said that Turkey’s membership was out of the question “Under current circumstances.”

    “But is he wrong?

    “The country he refers to, is one where girls are slaughtered by their fathers and brothers for “Honor.”

    “We are still waiting for Parliament to keep its promise and make the necessary legal amendments and increase the relevant punishment. While Turkey strives to enter EU on one side, it refrains from enacting deterrent punishment to those killing their daughters, just for the sake of tradition.

    The Penal Law Women’s Platform had announced that “ It is impossible to understand the shyness of authorities in punishing honor murders when other murders are punished heavily.””

    “Even the Parliamentary sub-commission of Justice had refused to increase punishment for these murders; will the general assembly act differently? “

    The funeral of Nuran, 14, who was strangled by her father was held on Thursday by the women’s organizations. Her mother, and her family did not attend.

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