Brutal murder of young woman sparks protests across Turkey

Violence against women seems to be on the rise in Turkey. The latest case to spark street protests was the murder of 20-year-old psychology student Özgecan Aslan. Her body was discovered on the eve of Valentine's Day by a riverbed in Tarsus town of Turkey’s southern province of Mersin. It appears that she was raped and subsequently murdered.

Below are a few photographs from today's rally in Istanbul: