I watched a show on PBS the other day and I was totally shocked. Prior to
that I honestly didn't know anything about the illegal sex business in
eastern European countries (talking Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Romania, etc).
The show was about a sting operation that had begun in Ukraine and ended up
in Turkey. They were supposed to rescue this absolutely gorgeous young woman
(originally from Kiev) from the pawns of her john who later sold her like a
piece of meat for US$2000 to another john. It was all about the sex trade in
Turkey and how young women looking for a job end up as sex slaves, usually
tortured and beaten all at the same time. Once they make it into Turkey it's
usually too late for them and they become victims of the underground sex-
trafficking and abhorring sex exploitation. Many of them die there. The
images were shocking, very graphic and too painful to watch at times.
Do they tell people about all this on Polish Television too?
The saddest part was to see the totally corrupt Turkish police who managed to
blew the entire sting operation only because some of them were part of the
same sex trafficking rings. A total catch 22. I felt so sorry for those
girls. They were scared, lost and their own governmnet couldn't be bothered
to protect them. Needless to say, those that that managed to come back were
not the same women any more and yet the system was not set up to provide
psychological help, counselling or any other assistance.