UPDATE: The woman’s husband, Bayram A., ran away, but was soon arrested. Their two children are with the family, although will be taken under “protection”. Bayram A. had gone off to work in construction in Izmir. His relatives accused his wife of having a secret relationship with one of her relatives while her husband was gone. The husband’s relatives called on Bayram A. to return, and held a “family council” that made a “kill” decision. Hearing of this, the young woman, Yildiz A., went to the security forces (probably the gendarmerie) to ask for protection. They took her under their protection and arranged to send her to the nearby town of Agri, but her husband convinced them that his wife was slandering him. The security forces returned Yildiz A. to her husband. (This, to me, is a major point. WHY?) He then took her to the family where she was tortured and left for dead.
Will there be any repercussions for the security forces so that this won’t happen again? Do the security forces that gave her back to the man she said was going to kill her feel any sense of besmirched honor, any shame? They should. I hope they at least have a guard stationed outside her room at the hospital.
www.kamilpasha.com, Posted on May 16th, 2009 by Jenny White