In April, I wrote (link here) about Melek K, a trans rights activist, who was stabbed to death in her own home in Ankara, Turkey.
And in May, I wrote (link here) about Çağla, who was also stabbed to death in her own home in Ankara, Turkey.
I’ve been unable to find much information about either of these murders, although I see from the Kaos GL website (link here; Google translation here) that murder trials are now under way in both cases.
The trial of Çağla’s murderer was scheduled for yesterday (July 8), and the trial of Melek’s murderer is due to take place today (July 9).
I’m trying to find further details of both cases, and hope to post an update later.
(Curtsey to Stefani for the heads up)
Previous related posts:
- Unsafe haven: LGBT asylum seekers and refugees in Turkey (July 8, 2009)
- Turkey – new Chief of Police for Istanbul. Will this bring an end to the “undeclared war” against trans women? (June 15, 2009)
- Turkish policemen on trial for attack on trans woman (May 29, 2009)
- Turkey: another trans woman stabbed to death – UPDATE (May 29, 2009)
- Turkey: another trans woman stabbed to death (May 25, 2009)
- Turkish parliament questioned on trans safety (May 12, 2009)
- Lambda Istanbul granted permission to continue operating (May 7, 2009)
- Suspected murderer of trans rights activist arrested in Turkey (April 21, 2009)
- Every 15 days, another trans person is murdered in Turkey (April 14, 2009)
- The undeclared war against LGBTT people in Turkey continues (March 29, 2009)
- Another trans woman murdered in Turkey (March 14, 2009)
- Trans woman stabbed to death in Istanbul (March 12, 2009)
- Lambda Istanbul wins appeal against closure (January 28, 2009)
- Trans rights abuses in Turkey (November 29, 2008)