I’ve just received the following message from our friends at Pink Life LGBT Solidarity Association (Pembe Hayat):
it is totally sad to hear a new trans murder from Antalya, turkey. a transwoman named Derya(35) was stabbed to death in her house yesterday [February 8] at 23.30. the police started an investigation as for the case and we will wait for the details of this investigation. we do not have the information of the perpetrator(s) yet.
this the first information that we have had. we’ll inform you about the details asap.
Previous posts related to the continuing war against trans women in Turkey:
- Turkey: cis man sentenced to life imprisonment for deliberate homicide and aggravated looting (January 25, 2010)
- *UPDATE* Turkey: another LGBT rights organization faces closure (December 16, 2009)
- Turkey: Police try to prevent submission of human rights petition by trans protesters (November 2, 2009)
- Turkey: another LGBT rights organization faces closure (October 26, 2009)
- Turkey: Murderer of Melek K sentenced to life imprisonment? (October 18, 2009)
- Turkey: Second hearing in the trial for the murder of Melek K adjourned (October 16, 2009)
- Not-so-easy money (October 1, 2009)
- Easy money (September 29, 2009)
- Turkey: Trans novel banned (August 15, 2009)