Domestic Violence in Turkey

Domestic violence in Turkey, also called domestic abuse, includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. Domestic violence can happen against women and against men, and anybody can be an abuser. Domestic violence in Turkey or in another country is one of the most serious issues a family can face. one may obtain a protection from abuse order from a judge that stops an abuser from conduct under serious penalty of law.

This order offers civil protection and can:

  • Order your abuser not to abuse, harass, or stalk you or family members
  • Grant you possession of your home or order the abuser to provide suitable alternate housing, regardless of current living situation
  • Award you temporary custody or visitation rights of your minor children
  • Order the abuser to pay you financial support or damages
  • Prohibit the abuser from having any contact with you or family
  • Order your abuser to surrender any firearms and weapons
  • Grant other types of requested relief