Woman killed by husband in Turkey's east
A woman was repeatedly stabbed by her husband in the street in broad daylight in İzmir (L) April 26while another woman was hospitalized after being beaten in public by her husband in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak the same day. DHA photos
A 20-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband in the eastern province of Erzurum today.
Reports of attacks against women occur on a near-daily basis in Turkey despite recent legal regulations to protect victims of domestic violence.
A woman was repeatedly stabbed by her husband in the street in broad daylight in İzmir yesterday while another woman was hospitalized after being beaten in public by her husband in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak the same day.
The latest news of male violence toward women came from Turkey's east, after 20-year-old Elif K. was stabbed and killed by her husband Ö.K. in Erzurum’s Gölbaşı neighborhood.
Reports said Elif K. was subjected to repeated acts of battering by Ö.K. and went to police after one such incident. The police detained Ö.K. and released him after questioning. The police offered Elif K. option of being placed in protective custody, but she declined the offer and returned home.
Ö.K. came home with his father, M.S.K., and friend A.E. and started to argue with Elif K. because she went to the police. Ö.K. stabbed and heavily wounded his wife in a fit of rage. Neighbors called the police and paramedics after hearing Elif K.'s screams. The victim was rushed to Regional Training and Research Hospital in Erzurum but could not be saved.
Ö.K. was once again detained, along with three other suspects.
Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Şahin called on officials on April 25 to curb domestic violence after one woman, Ayşe İnci, was murdered a day earlier by her husband despite a restraining order against him. It was revealed that the man, Mehmet İnce, was detained by the police for threatening to kill his wife a week earlier but was released by a prosecutor.