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I don't understand why it's termed honour killing when the act is so despicable and shameful just as any other motivated forms of murder are. Such naming might actually give the act a positive ring and inspire others to do the same. In fact, I believe the family members were disillusioned into believing that the family honour is conserved by killing the son. The reality is otherwise.
That's just really despicable: using "a label" as a pretext for ending another's existence, simply because you disapprove of or despise his or her existence. Though I suspect "honor killing" probably refers to a "a rite/act" which restores one's honor. Anyways, I'm really curious: are there any legislations in Turkey against "honor killing" and how are they enforced?
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