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Hus­band fined for ‘not lov­ing wife’

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A MAN in Turkey has been fined for say­ing “I don’t love you” to his wife.

The spouses — who are di­vorc­ing — both sought com­pen­sa­tion from each other over in­sults ap­par­ently hurled dur­ing their mar­riage.

A lower court had ruled they were both as bad as one an­other, but the Supreme Court of Ap­peal said the man’s re­mark about not lov­ing his wife amounted to “emo­tional vi­o­lence”, and or­dered him to pay her com­pen­sa­tion.

The woman said her hus­band’s com­ment had left her “emo­tion­ally wrecked”, and that he had of­ten left the mar­i­tal home. For his part, the man said his wife had re­peat­edly “cursed” him.

Turkey has been try­ing to crack down on all forms of vi­o­lence against women, but the pa­per points out that emo­tional and psy­cho­log­i­cal abuse can be dif­fi­cult to prove.

A 2014 sur­vey of uni­ver­sity-ed­u­cated women work­ing in white-col­lar jobs found that 40 per­cent of re­spon­dents had ex­pe­ri­enced that type of abuse at least once, the Hur­riyet Daily News re­ported in De­cem­ber. — Newswire.

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