‘Men in women’s clothes’ accused in murder attempt in Turkey’s south
Two men have been accused of attempting to commit a murder disguised as women in Turkey’s southern province of Adana.
According to local media reports on Dec. 20, the accusation came as part of a year-long fight between two groups of locals.
A man, identified only as Abdi G., 21, was attacked by four men at his family house’s garden in the Yüreğir district on Dec. 17 when he was on leave from mandatory military service.
The man, who was slightly injured in the attack in which guns and knives were used, filed a criminal complaint against two locals, who were later arrested.
Huriye G., the cousin of the two locals, applied to the police this week, claiming that they were victims of a slander, which was designed as a revenge plot.
“I was stabbed by a man who wore women’s clothes — identified only as Salih G. After also stabbing my sister, he was later convicted and sentenced to 21 years in prison. He and his relatives pressured me to withdraw my criminal complaint. As I refused to do so, they are now wrongly accusing my cousins in vengeance,” she reportedly told the police.
The trial is proceeding in Adana as the two suspects remain under arrest.
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