The new legislation includes measures such as expediting placing victims into protective custody as well as tracking violent spouses with an electronic cuff.
The Parliamentary General Assembly voted unanimously on the bill, with 208 deputies participating and 208 affirmative votes. Speaking on behalf of the government, Minister of Environment Erdogan Bayraktar stated, "This is our March 8 present to women."
According to the resolutions passed by the General Assembly, technological means may be used for protective measures in accordance to a judge ruling. The method will include determining the abuser's location and tracking them electronically. State assistance be offered to the protected party in the daily amount of one thirtieth of minimum wage and more for the number of individuals needing protection. If the state provides housing, the amount of state aid will be halved. If the victim is not registered to any social security institution, they will be offered general health insurance coverage.
What will the legislation bring?
A measure that will have the abuser tracked by an electronic device, such as a cuff, button or collar.
The abuser may be forcibly held for three to ten days. In every repeat offense 15 extra mandatory days of imprisonment will be added to the sentence up to a maximum total duration of six months.
If the victim's life is in danger, the court may rule for temporary protection, without necessitating evidence.
A judge may also rule for the victim to be relocated and their identities changed.
Tracking and violence prevention centers will be set up and will operate 24 hours, seven days a week.
District officials will provide shelter to victims of violence.
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