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Turkish police have detained several women protesting against the rising price of feminine hygiene products in front of the parliament in Ankara, T24 reported.

The women were detained by police over their call for free sanitary pads and tampons, citing a recent 50 percent price increase in these products.

Inflation in Turkey last month exceeded 36 percent, the sharpest jump in inflation in nearly 20 years, according to government data.

The prices of many basic products, such as vegetables and feminine hygiene products, have risen more than 50 percent, leaving the population unable to meet their basic needs.

The women's rights group Mor Dayanışma issued a statement on the detentions, saying that protesters were not allowed to march to parliament and urged to release their friends immediately.

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