The figure means that every 10 minutes a woman becomes the target of domestic violence, illustrating a trend that has sounded alarm bells among government officials and civic society in recent months.
Police departments across the country have been instructed to keep records of domestic abuse and violence as part of a government drive to streamline efforts to combat abuse.
Authorities, however, have determined that the police registered only about one-10th of the incidents of certain kinds of domestic violence that are being sent to Ankara, Milliyet reported.
Irked by the hitches, Mehmet Kılıçlar, the head of the Police Department, has sent special letters on the issue to police chiefs in all 81 provinces, calling for a regular and flawless registration of all incidents.
He has also ordered the police chiefs to assign one of their deputies to supervise the registration procedures, warning that the issue will be a priority matter for inspectors.