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Hardtalk Turkey: Ipek Ilkkaracan
Turkish women
May day demonstration

Stephen Sackur talks to Ipek Ilkkaracan, campaigner for women's rights, in Istanbul.

Turkey is very much in the spotlight at the moment over its attempts to join the EU.

Human rights are under scrutiny as never before.

So where does that leave Turkish women?

There are plenty of laws on the statute books governing equal rights and justice for those who feel themselves discriminated against. Yet the disparity in opportunities for men and women is huge, according to Ipek Ilkkaracan, and of particular concern is the tradition, still prevalent, of "honour killing".

Stephen Sackur talks to Ipek Ilkkaracan, campaigner for the rights of women in Turkey.

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