The Ministry of Family and Social Policies launched a pilot program in Ankara where husbands convicted by courts for abuse against their wives will be obligated to attend anger management therapy and use appropriate medication
ANKARA — The Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policies will launch an anger management therapy program for men who beat their spouses, relatives and children.
If a court sentences a man perpetrating violence to compulsory rehabilitation, he will have to attend anger management sessions and use medication. In the capital, Ankara, 103 men convicted for domestic abuse will be the first participants of the program that will be overseen by ministry experts specializing in anger management.
İdris Yekeler, head of ministry's Ankara office responsible for the project, said psychological support to perpetrators of violence will be continuous and along with private sessions at rehabilitation centers, anger management experts will visit the participants at their homes or any other place they agree to follow up on their condition.
"We have 103 people in Ankara ordered by the court to attend anger management courses. They will be the first participants," he said. He added that the anger management sessions for abusive spouses would be held all across the country in the near future. "If anger management sessions cannot cure those people, they will undergo psychological treatment at hospitals," he stated.