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A woman who placed the severed head of the man who raped her in a village square after shooting him dead has said she wants to abort the baby conceived as a result of the assault, Doğan news agency reported.
The woman, a local in Isparta's Yalvaç district, made headlines recently when she severed the head of a man who had been raping her and blackmailing her for months, tossing it into the open in the village square.
She was arrested shortly after police forces detained her. She reportedly told villagers that the head was the "head of the one toying with [her] honor."
She is now five months pregnant with the child of the rapist, according to reports, and wishes to abort the child "no matter what” despite legal restrictions that prohibit abortions after 10 weeks of pregnancy.
The woman reportedly said she was willing to die as long as she underwent the abortion.
The man had allegedly been raping the victim for months and blackmailing her with nude photos of her before she finally shot him to death.
The pregnancy was known to both beforehand but the abortion could not be legally conducted on the 14 week-old baby. Rumors had been allegedly running around the village, making life difficult for the victim and her children.
After killing the man, the victim cut off his head and brought it to the village's square, telling everyone to stop "talking behind [her] back" and to “stop toying with [her] honor.”
Several bullet holes were discovered in the body, including the man's genitalia. He was also stabbed in the abdomen after he was shot.
The victim said she did not remember how many times she had fired the gun.
“He kept saying that he would tell everyone [about the rape]," she reportedly said during her testimony. "My daughter will start school this year. Everyone would have insulted my children. Now no one can."
"I saved my honor," she added. "They will now call [her children] 'the kids of the women who saved her honor.'"


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Amon Suhr Perez

2/3/2013 10:19:02 AM

@michele suzanne, you have got to be kidding me. How do we know she was raped? SHE HAD HIS BABY IN HER WOMB. She had been blackmailed and raped over the span of several months. What are your sources for that "initial story"? And you know what? If someone rapes you for several months and blackmails you, I think you'd be pretty pissed, and she was especially angry since she took her honor so seriously.

Huseyin Durus

9/13/2012 3:38:20 PM

Blame turkish society for this , if this woman reported the alleged crimes against her to the police or complained to neighbours she would have been blamed for bringing it upon herself and her rapist would not have seen the inside of a jail cell for even 1 minute ,thats Turkish justice for you BRAVO MADAME

Arthur Borges

9/9/2012 6:35:24 PM

From the article, the woman got fed up with the abuse from neighbours who are little holier if at all, snapped and firmly intends to move forward with her life. NGOs estimate 10% of boys and 25% of girls suffer sexual abuse by age 18; moreover British and French DNA testing has found that in 30% of cases, when a woman hands a new little darling to her husband and tells him he's the father, she's lying. Will an acquittal make men think twice before abusing a woman? Will neighbors be nicer?

michele suzanne

9/8/2012 6:22:11 PM

The initial story that came out regarding this, was that the woman was having an affair with the murdered man and when her husband went away to work in another part of Turkey, she put it to the murdered man that they "run away together" the murdered man refused to do so ...... it takes a very mad person to not merely murder someone, but to literally cut off his head is psychotic! I would like to know why the headlines refer to the murdered man as " ... her rapist" even before a trial - evidence?

michele suzanne

9/8/2012 6:10:23 PM

@ Anonymous_MS Legion - How do you know she was raped - because she said so?

lara ulusoy

9/8/2012 4:30:39 AM

Michele Suzanne I agree with you 100%. As a matter of fact, I find it extremely shocking to know that people do not actually bother about the other side of the story and almost everybody immediately supported her without any proper investigations. How can people be so unfair to fairness and justice. Like I said earlier, the man was murdered and sliced into pieces and now he doesnt have a chance to even defend himself. I'm on neither side till now.

michele suzanne

9/7/2012 9:11:59 PM

Unfortunately no-one will ever know the murdered mans side of the story here - though the vast majority on here seem to have no problem believing everything this woman has said.

Jenny reet

9/7/2012 12:42:21 PM

Fearless woman

Anonymous_MS Legion

9/7/2012 2:55:50 AM

I firmly and honestly believe she did the only option available to her and she should be hailed as a heroine rather than being vitimized for her actions. She deserves the support of women (and men who support women) EVERYWHERE. If it were my wife or my sister who was raped, I would find the man guilty of committing that crime and doing something similiar, only much longer, slower, and more painful. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

lara ulusoy

9/6/2012 8:34:01 PM

Tamer Aslantas I fully agree with you. I don't agree that the child should be given to adoption because this will haunt the mother all her life.It's difficult for a mother no matter what, not to be emotionally attached to her own child.having said that, she might reject the child for some time because he/she will keep reminding her of the father and what happened! I think only the mother can decide, it all depends on her character though in such a community the child will not have an easy life.
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