Violence against women is a crime against humanity, Turkey’s president said on Monday.

“Violence against women is one of the gravest crimes against humanity,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Twitter on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Erdogan stressed they will continue to fight abuse, harassment, discrimination, and violence against women.

He also said he wished Turkey could completely eliminate this shame.

Also marking the day, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said: “A total of 124,521 cases of domestic violence and violence against women took place, according to 10-month data [for 2019], but

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