I get a little tired of hearing middle class Turks complaining about democracy in their country – and reading all the negative stuff published in international media. I came across this little piece in The Guardian over the weekend.
Well, you could argue, I suppose, that the Italian justice system obviates the need for wife-beating . . . but I dunno . . . .
‘An Italian woman could face up to six years in jail after her husband accused her of not doing enough cooking and cleaning.
‘Her husband made a complaint to the paramilitary Carabinieri police, saying his wife was slovenly, failed to put meals on the table and left their home in a dreadful mess.
‘Judicial authorities sent the matter to trial. The 42-year-old wife faces up to six years in prison if found guilty of “mistreatment within the
family”. The crime, article 572 in the Italian penal code, “punishes whoever mistreats a person in their family or a person entrusted to them for education, care or custody”.’