Femicide

Women protest against murder of university student

A group of women held protests in Istanbul's Kadıköy district on Aug. 3 after the brutal murder of 21-year-old university student Azra Gülendam Haytaoğlu.

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Haytaoğlu was raped and choked to death, and her body was dismembered into five pieces in the southern province of Antalya by a 48-year-old businessman, Mustafa Murat Ayhan.

Police identify beheaded woman from serial number on breast implants

Turkish police have identified an Iranian woman in the northwestern province of Sakarya who has been beheaded from the serial number of the silicon breast implants she had.

Authorities are not disclosing the identity of the murdered woman and her companion as the investigation is ongoing.

‘Patriarchy murders’: Women protest against femicide in Syntagma Square

'Patriarchy murders': Women protest against femicide in Syntagma Square

In the aftermath of the confessed, cold-blooded murder of 20-year-old Caroline Crouch by her husband Babis Anagnostopoulos, a pilot, women's organisations held a demonstration today in Syntagma Square calling for the establishment of the term femicide as a distinct crime.

Family torturing woman seeking divorce given jail terms

An Istanbul court ruled jail terms between 5 to 16 years for family members that tortured a woman who wanted to divorce her husband on June 7.

According to the lawsuit, a woman called police at midnight on May 11, saying "My daughter is kidnapped."

The police found out that Ceylan Yıldırım, a mother of two children, was kidnapped by her husband, Ersin Yıldırım, in a minivan.

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