[Stop-traffic] News/Turkey: Turk police deport 126 women to ex-Soviet states

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Subject: [Stop-traffic] News/Turkey: Turk police deport 126 women to ex-Soviet states
From: Laura Rusu (rusul@hrw.org)
Date: Mon Jul 31 2000 - 08:45:13 EDT


http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/reuters20000710_1216.html
WIRE:07/10/2000 10:36:00 ET
                  Turk police deport 126 women to ex-Soviet states

                               ANKARA, July 10 (Reuters) - Police in
                              the Turkish Black Sea port of Trabzon
                              have deported 126 women after
                              swooping on prostitutes from the former
                              Soviet Union, the state-run Anatolian
                              news agency said on Monday.

                              Thousands of women from the former
                              eastern bloc come to Turkey each year
                  to work in the booming sex trade. Trabzon, close to
                  Georgia and with frequent flights to Russia and Central

                   Asia, is a popular destination for the prostitutes
                  nicknamed "Natashas" by Turkish men.

                  Police raided hotels and restaurants frequently used by
the
                   prostitutes and conducted health checks on the women
                  before deporting them. Police ordered the places to be

                  closed, the agency said.

--
Laura Ioana Rusu
Associate
Women's Rights Division
Human Rights Watch
1630 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202-612-4350
Fax: 202-612-4333
http://www.hrw.org
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