38-year-old woman murdered in the middle of the street by her husband
38-year-old Elif Turan was murdered in the middle of the street by her husband of the same age, Kamil Turan. The killing took place in the Edremit district of Balıkesir.
According to the information received, when Elif Turan left the house to go to work in the morning, she was stopped and murdered in the middle of the street by her husband, Kamil Turan. The couple did not live together.
Gendarmerie and medical teams were sent to the scene upon the call of the people who witnessed the attack.
Health teams could only confirm that Elif Turan had died.
Killer Kamil Turan fled from the scene and an investigation was launched to capture him.
Dozens of women are murdered every month
Dozens of women are murdered every month in Turkey. Perpetrators often benefit from a culture of impunity. The language used by the authorities and the attitude of the police and the judiciary are in fact encouraging the perpetrators of violence.
According to the news compiled by Bianet from local and national newspapers, news websites and agencies, men murdered at least 34 women and four children and raped 7 women in December.
According to the “2021 Annual Data Report” of the We Will Stop Femicide Platform (KCDP), 64 percent of the women killed were murdered at home. KCDP also said that the deaths of 217 women were "suspicious".