After V.O. had beaten his wife, D.K., until her eyes turned purple and burned her with hot oil, D.K then called her family for help. She was taken to the hospital, where she continues to undergo treatment for her burns and injuries.
Gender-based violence is a pressing concern in Turkey, where UN 2011 statistics found 39 percent of women have reported suffering from physical or sexual violence. Activists and legal experts warn, however, that the actual figure is much higher.