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  • n. Alternative spelling of honour killing.

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  • n. an ancient tradition still sometimes observed; a male member of the family kills a female relative for tarnishing the family image

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  • Yeah, saw that stat recently in a BBC article :-(((

    February 9, 2010

  • 2/8/2010 - "One killing a week in Turkey". Issues: gender, family, tribal affiliation, etc - PBS news broadcast.

    February 9, 2010

  • Best just read the Wikipedia entry on this barbaric act.

    February 9, 2010