Women march on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul on March 8 February, 2018 during a demonstration to mark International Women's Day. / AFP / BULENT KILIC
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Thousands of Turkish women Thursday thronged central Istanbul for a demonstration on International Women's Day to demand greater rights and denounce violence.Women's rallies were also held in Ankara and the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir.Women's activists have long accused the Islamic-rooted government under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of not doing enough to stop violence against women.According to the Platform to Stop the Murders of Women group, 339 women were killed in Turkey in 2017 and 76 so far this year.Large scale protests are rare events in Turkey under Erdogan and women at the demonstration expressed pride that the peaceful rally had attracted so many people.
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