Femen Protesters Expelled From Turkey For Topless Protest

Turkish authorities have expelled members of a Ukrainian feminist group from the country after they staged a topless protest to mark International Women's Day on March 8.

Turkey's Anatolia news agency reports four women from the Femen rights group were placed on a return flight to Kyiv on March 9, one day after they were detained by police for gathering topless in a popular tourist area in Istanbul and chanting slogans to protest domestic violence and acid attacks against women in Turkey.

A member of the group told AP that the protest was meant to highlight the sufferings of women in Muslim countries.

The Femen demonstration came as the Turkish parliament approved a package of laws aimed at better protecting women and children from abuse.

With AFP and AP reporting

Via: rferl.org


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About FEMEN

The mission of the "FEMEN" movement is to create the most favourable conditions for the young women to join up into a social group with the general idea of the mutual support and social responsibility, helping to reveal the talents of each member of the movement.

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