Turkish police fired tear gas to disperse protesters marching in Istanbul to demand and “end to impunity” for those guilty of violence against women, a problem endemic in Turkey.
Some 2 000 people, mostly women, took part in the march to mark the UN-backed International Day for Eliminating Violence against Women.
They brandished placards reading “End impunity” while others held up the names of women killed by their current or former partners.
The banner at the head of the march read, “We cannot tolerate the loss of one more woman”.
After an initially peaceful gathering, the march turned up Istiklal Avenue, a busy shopping hub, where they were quickly blocked by a wall of police in riot gear who used force to break up the demonstration.