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The heads of several lawyers' bars gathered in Bingöl to follow the case. AA Photo

The heads of several lawyers' bars gathered in Bingöl to follow the case. AA Photo

One suspect has been arrested for charges related to the rape of a 16-year-old girl in the southeastern province of Bingöl, a case which has caused great public outcry following the release of all four suspects. 

The suspect, identified as M.T., was arrested in accordance with the investigation that looks into charges of “sexual abuse and restricting freedom.” 

The victim, identified only by the initials E.A., lives in the Solhan district of Bingöl and reportedly filed an official complaint last month in which she stated that five sergeants had repeatedly sexually abused and raped her over the last two years. E.A.’s lawyer, Canan Çakabey, had demanded on June 20 that the suspects be arrested.

The court had previously rejected demands for arrest following the release of the four accused sergeants as well as the lifting of the secrecy decision on the case on June 23. 

The Ministry of Family and Social Policies has also been involved in the case, sending lawyers and social experts to Bingöl. The number of suspects could well rise, media reports suggest.

June/25/2013

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mara mcglothin

6/26/2013 7:22:35 PM

NADIRI You are 100% correct, BUT the AKP has had how many years to correct the errors in the laws??? And furthermore, think nothing of women and women's opinions or there would be some serving in key government posts. So they simply think they should stay home, stay out of business affairs and get on with having their 3-5 pious children. Simple. They do hold some of the blame for still allowing children to be married to old men. Oh, sorry they are the ones doing it.

mara mcglothin

6/25/2013 8:43:55 PM

i wonder if we will ever know his real name??? RTE can give his "verdict" in cases that have not come to trial, but we don't even know who this guy is who is running loose and could do it again tomorrow, well in advance of any verdict.

Nadiri Başaran

6/25/2013 6:53:34 PM

This isn't about the AKP but about Turkish mens' attitude to women; it is their thinking that needs changing.

Leon Williams

6/25/2013 5:44:19 PM

Sad times we live in. No justice in Turkey. AKP is the anti-justice party.

Recep Ozel

6/25/2013 4:05:52 PM

Under AKP women's rights are being eroded, and rape cases are being blamed on the women being raped... There is little respect for women in AKP unfortunately...
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