Sergeant among men seeking shelter from wives’ violence in Antalya
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
Hürriyet photoThe Antalya Governor’s Office has received three separate requests from men seeking protection from violence from their wives, the deputy governor said, noting that one of the men is a military sergeant, daily Hürriyet has reported.
“We’ve received three applications so far. One of the victims who has applied is a sergeant,” said Deputy Gov. Halil Serdar Cevheroğlu.
"There is a gap in Turkish law. We have women's shelter for domestic violence victims, but there is no shelter for male victims," he said, adding that the appeals of the three male victims were being kept secret.
Cevheroğlu said the common wisdom that "men don't get beaten” was incorrect.
"The governor’s office offers places for accommodation to male victims with a financial contribution," the deputy governor said.
"We had a plan to open a shelter for men but we had to postpone this plan because of the tabloid aspect of the issue," Cevheroğlu said.
Antalya, chosen as the pilot area for the fight against domestic violence, hosts a center of "prevention and observation of violence.”