Turkish man stalks, slaughters ex-wife, injures 4-year-old daughter
A Turkish man identified only as Salih Ö. stalked his ex-wife Ebru Yüksel and fatally shot her on Aug. 30. The assailant Salih Ö. also injured his four-year-old daughter and a man who was with his ex-wife at the time of the shooting spree, and attempted suicide afterwards.
A Turkish man identified only as Salih Ö. stalked and shot his ex-wife Ebru Yüksel in the capital Ankara on Aug. 30.
The assailant Salih Ö. also injured his four-year-old daughter in the process, although the child was later reported to not be in fatal danger at the Ankara Hospital where she was taken.
Salih Ö. also shot a man who was with his ex-wife at the time of the shooting spree, and attempted suicide after the crime.
The perpetrator's health reportedly remains in critical condition, and police launched an investigation into the incident.
Femicides in Turkey total shocking numbers each month, with the government remaining relatively inactive in response.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in March withdrew the country from Istanbul Convention, a critical piece of international legislation protecting women.
Some 20 women were slain in femicides in July, while 12 others died suspicious deaths, according to statistics released by the We Will Stop Femicides Platform.