On Friday 19 July, 36 cities around the world hosted protests against the violent abuse and murder of sex workers.
These protests were sparked by the transphobic and whorephobic murders of sex workers in Sweden, Turkey, France, Italy and other countries.
We were demanding “Justice for Jasmine and justice for Dora”, in reference to two recently murdered sex workers.
In the week the protests took place, a trans* sex worker from Turkey called Dora Oezer was killed. Turkish police are looking for her murderer, who some news sources are saying was a client.
Prostitution is legal in Turkey but