Women wave posters as they march in protest against domestic abuse, in Istanbul July 20, 2014. Turkey, which aspires to join the European Union, has drafted new legislation to try to bring women’s rights in line with European standards. A law sent to parliament just last month will toughen sentencing for sexual assault. Officials say the number of shelters has doubled in the past three years and victim support centres have been set up, allowing women like Hayat to receive protection and remain with their children. But activists and lawyers say there are still not enough, and that an increasingly conservative and authoritarian political culture under Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government, means progress is, at best, halting. To match story TURKEY-WOMEN/RIGHTS Picture taken July 20, 2014. REUTERS/Can Erok (TURKEY – Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY) – RTR3ZLK2