Deputy governor allegedly told killed teacher: 'At worst you will die'
DHA photoThe deputy governor of the eastern province of Van, Zafer Coşkun, allegedly told a female teacher, "at worst you will die," after the teacher complained to a local court about threats from her ex-boyfriend. She was then killed on Dec. 6 while trying to shelter with her family in the Central Anatolian province of Konya.
"Mr. Coşkun told me, 'at worst you will die.' He said I could not escape from death and that death was a right. 'You can die or you can resign,' he said. He continued to demoralize me by saying that it was my mistake to become friends with such ridiculous people," Aktürk had stated in her original petition to a court. Coşkun denies the allegations.
27-year-old Gülşah Aktürk, a primary school teacher working in Van, complained to a court about here ex-boyfriend, identified as 36-year-old Hakan Başar, who had been giving her death threats since they broke up. He then killed her in Konya on Dec. 6.
Aktürk had declared in her petition that the authorities who neglected the seriousness of her situation would be responsible if she was killed.