Transgender woman says she killed man in self-defense after road rage in Turkey’s west
Derya Yıldırım (L) was charged with killing Can Görkem Bayraktar.
A transgender woman who was arrested for killing a man after a road rage incident in western Turkey has claimed she had killed him in self-defense.
Derya Yıldırım was arrested over the death of Can Görkem Bayraktar after the two argued in traffic over who should yield in Bursa on April 23.
The prosecutor indicted Yıldırım of following Bayraktar to his home before fatally stabbing him.
Local media reported on Sept. 7 that Yıldırım cited self-defense in the latest hearing of the case in the 5th Heavy Penal Court in Bursa.
She told the court that she was the one who was followed by Bayraktar, claiming that the man attacked with a knife and she only defended herself.
The judge adjourned the hearing to listen to more witnesses.
Yıldırım, who was accused in the past of killing her boyfriend, could be jailed for life, if convicted.