A man identified only as Bayram Ç. set up a bomb at the residence of a woman who broke up with him in the Central Anatolian province of Nevşehir, daily Birgün reported on Nov. 23.
After the woman's neighbors reported Bayram Ç. to police, he was detained and arrested on charges of "attempted murder."
However, police records showed that Bayram Ç. had been on probation for charges of bodily injury, threats, property damage, and armed threats to the woman he attempted to kill.
Impunity against violence against women is a common problem in Turkey, as it often leads to repeat offenses.
Ceren Özdemir, a 20-year-old ballerina, had also been killed by a convict on probation last December.