Man who kicked woman on Istanbul to stand trial on International Women’s Day
ISTANBULA man who kicked a woman for wearing shorts on a public bus in Istanbul on Sept. 12, 2016, will go on trial on March 8, International Women’s Day.
The Istanbul court had postponed the trial of Abdullah Çakıroğlu, who was caught on camera kicking the victim Ayşegül Terzi for wearing “inappropriate clothes,” as neither Terzi nor Çakıroğlu were present at the third hearing of the case.
The court also announced that Çakıroğlu had been taken to the forensic medical institution for an examination to determine whether he had mental health issues.
The court also ordered the preparation of a report including records of Terzi’s injuries incurred in the attack, for which Çakıroğlu is charged with “deliberate injury.”
Çakıroğlu kicked Terzi, a nurse, in the face on Sept. 12 on a public bus in Istanbul.
After the incident Terzi filed a criminal complaint against Çakıroğlu and he was arrested by police. A court then ruled to release him but upon public outrage over his release he was arrested again and stood in the dock for the initial hearing that took place at an Istanbul court on Oct. 26. The court then adjourned the trial while again ordering Çakıroğlu’s conditional release.