Turkish watchman who killed woman kept anonymous by police

A member of Turkey's paralegal law enforcement force of watchmen was kept anonymous by police despite being detained for a femicide, the daily BirGün reported on Sept. 27.

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The name of a Turkish watchman who killed a woman was kept anonymous by the police department, the daily BirGün reported on Sept. 27. 

The anonymous watchman slaughtered 35-year-old Nurgül Altıntaş whom he had driven to a park in Istanbul's Gaziosmanpaşa district.

The two got in an altercation in the car, where the watchman shot Altıntaş inside the vehicle and fled on foot afterwards.  

Altıntaş was taken to the hospital, but succumbed to her injuries soon after.

Police were able to identify and detain the watchman through security footage, but pro-government news agencies failed to report his name even under a pseudonym.

Turkey's We Will Stop Femicides Platform reported 181 women were slaughtered by men in the first eight months of 2021, while another 132 died under suspicious conditions.