About 5, women, more than half from Moldova and Ukraine, are believed to be working as sex slaves in Turkey, an agency official said. The release of the report was timed to coincide with an awareness campaign launched by the agency and the Turkish government. Most of the women identified last year as victims of human trafficking were between the ages of 18 and One-third were mothers, and many were either divorced or married to abusive spouses.
Prostitution in Turkey
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An unlikely hero has emerged in Turkey to rescue victims of forced prostitution: the brothel customer. While the country's security forces are hardly renowned for their attention to human rights or sympathetic treatment of women, they have been chalking up impressive successes in finding and freeing trafficked women from brothels. In the past six months, women - mostly from Ukraine, Moldova, Romania or Russia - have been rescued from sex slavery and Turkish police have broken up 10 trafficking networks. There are two reasons for these results. It is staffed by multi-lingual operators who try to pinpoint where the women are - and then send in the police. But the second, more unexpected, factor is the chivalry of the Turkish brothel client.
Sex Trafficking Plagues Turkey
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TURKEY: Turkey is fast becoming one of the largest markets for the trafficking of women from nearby former Soviet states who are brought into the country and forced into prostitution, an international agency said in a report released this week. About 5, women, more than half from Moldova and Ukraine, are believed to be working as sex slaves across Turkey, said an agency official. The report was timed to coincide with an awareness campaign by the agency and the Turkish government. Most of the women identified last year as victims of human trafficking were between 18 and One out of every three were mothers, and many were either divorced or married to abusive spouses.