Husband stabs wife to death after restraining order is lifted in Turkey’s Tekirdağ
A man in northwest Turkey has stabbed his wife to death on the same day as a restraining order on him was lifted.
Hasan Yumuşak, 63, killed his wife Fatma Yumuşak, 53, at the address where she was living with her two children in the Marmara province of Tekirdağ’s Süleymanpaşa district on Oct. 5.
The husband reportedly stabbed his wife 16 times before fleeing from the scene.
Police teams and ambulances were dispatched to scene upon calls from neighbors and the body of the killed woman was taken to the forensic morgue at Tekirdağ State Hospital for an autopsy.
Hasan Yumuşak was subsequently captured by police while in his vehicle, which was parked by the side of the Tekirdağ–Malkara highway. He was taken to the police headquarters to give his testimony.
Officials say the murder was committed on the same day as the restraining order imposed on the man for his wife was lifted.
Violence against women is among Turkey’s bleeding wounds, with reports of the killing of woman – including those officially under state protection - occurring almost every day.
On Oct. 3 woman who took refuge in a women’s shelter due to being subjected to violence by her husband was killed by him in the northern province of Kastamonu.
The woman, identified only as Naime K., applied to the Family and Social Policies Ministry to escape from her husband’s violence six months ago and had been staying at a protection shelter ever since.