A Turkish court acquitted a father of sexual abuse charges because the child's virginity "remained intact." The father of the six-year-old survivor is currently serving an aggravated life sentence for the femicide of his wife. As a result of the sexual abuse charges' elimination, the assailant could get a discount in his murder sentence, as the woman now appears to have made "false" accusations.
Woman who escaped from abusive boyfriend killed by brother ‘for bringing shame upon family’ in Diyarbakır
A 24-year-old woman was shot dead by her brother in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, news portal Jinnews reported on Oct. 21. Meanwhile, a local court discounted a femicide assailant's sentence on "good behavior," adding to the list of killers that Turkish courts are lenient toward.
A restraining order failed to protect retired nurse Hatice Tusu from a man named Suat Aksoy who abducted and killed her. "This femicide is certainly a result of the government's policies about women," said lawyer Zekiye Baran from Didim, Tusu's place of residence.
A 23-year-old woman named Gamze Esgicioğlu was found stabbed to death in her apartment, and her ex-boyfriend was arrested for the crime. While the assailant Hasan Bölüm said that she had been stabbed on accident during a physical brawl where she came at him with a knife, other stab wounds and bruises were revealed in her autopsy report.
A 29-year-old woman was slain by her fugitive convict husband whom she was trying to divorce. The murder came six days after the woman filed a complaint with the authorities, only to be told that the police would be "there in 5 minutes" if she ever needed them. Police arrived on the scene of the murder some 45 minutes after the family's phone call.
Some 50 women were killed in femicides or under suspicious conditions in Turkey in the month of August, We Will Stop Femicides Platform said on Sept. 1.
A prison guard killed a woman and crashed the car they were both riding to cover up the murder, Mesopotamia Agency reported on Aug. 31. The man was later arrested on murder charges as eyewitnesses reported him shooting Dilan Toptaş before the crash.
A Turkish musician who was taken off stage for saying that the "Istanbul Convention saves lives" released a statement where she referred to the release of rapist sergeant Musa Orhan one week after his arrest. "Meanwhile, I'm taken off stage for speaking up against these rapes and murders. What sort of a system is this?" Melek Mosso said in a statement about the incident.
AKP Old Guard’s oppressive statements on women and their glorification of the family at the expense of women no longer sit well with the young conservatives, particularly women.
Turkey's Human Rights Association (İHD) observed dozens of deaths caused by rights violations in the first six months of 2020. Fourteen women were killed by men, two inmates died in prison and three law enforcement officers were found dead under suspicious conditions in the southeast.
Thirty two women were killed by men during the month of July in Turkey. Fifty nine percent of the women killed by men in July were murdered by their current or ex-husbands. Femicides in Turkey have more than doubled within the past decade during the tenure of the ruling AKP.
Turkish Court of Cassation seeks reduction of sentence for perpetrator in femicide case over ‘lack of loyalty’
The Turkish Court of Cassation has sought a reduction of sentence for the perpetrator in a femicide case, citing the murdered woman's "lack of loyalty." In its justified decision, the court said the slain woman's "violation of the obligation of loyalty that's imposed on spouses by the Turkish Civil Code" should be taken into account.
Report prepared to urge Erdoğan to withdraw from Istanbul Convention includes archaic remarks on gender
A report prepared by a group of Islamists to urge President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention, which aims to combat violence against women, includes archaic remarks on gender. According to the report, the convention aims to damage the religious, social and cultural codes of the society and weaken the institution of family rather than providing gender equality.
The convention was introduced here, in Istanbul, back in 2011, and ratified in the parliament a year later. What changed in the last eight years that the AKP came to the point of withdrawing from the Convention? The answer lies in the drastic change in the political agenda, the growing oppression, and the undermining of basic human rights.
Turkey on July 21 mourned brutal killing of Pınar Gültekin by her ex-boyfriend Cemal Metin Avcı. The burned body of Gültekin was found in a forest area in Muğla. The young woman had been missing since July 16 and her family had sought help from authorities after being unable to reach her.