According to the reports bianet compiled from local and national newspapers, news sites and agencies, men have killed 29 women; raped six; harassed six; sexually abused 27 girls; inflicted violence on 23 in January.
Men killed 261 women and girls; raped 75 women; harassed 119; sexually abused 417 girls; injured 348 women in 2016.
Men killed 29 women and four men in related crimes.
Two of the murdered women were Syrian refugees.
52% of the women were killed by husbands and boyfriends; two were killed by elder brothers; one by a male relative; two by sons of the men whom their mothers to wed; one by her ex-fiancée, one by the son of the man she would marry; one by her sister’s husband; nine by husbands of official marriage; two by husbands of religious marriage; one by her neighbor; one by her son; four by boyfriends; one by her grandson; one woman by men of the family by the family’s decision.
62% of the women were murdered with fire arms: Nine women were killed with knives; one by being strangled; one by being cut in throat; 16 with pistols; two with rifles.
Five of the murders occurred on the street.
24% of the women were killed by their husbands/boyfriends for attempting to break up/divorce; 10% by husbands of their daughters or sisters who attempted to break up/divorce.
One of the murderers had been convicted of murder in the past. Seven murderers committed suicide following the murders and two others attempted to commit suicide.
One man threw the corpse of the woman he killed in front of a police station. One man attached a note reading “We are going on vacation” and ran away following the murder.
The cities in which femicides occurred were Adana (1), Antalya (1), Balıkesir (3), Giresun (2), İstanbul (4), İzmir (5), Kocaeli (2), Konya (1), Samsun (1), Sivas (1), Trabzon (3), Urfa (3), Van (1), and Yozgat (1).
Six rape cases were reported in the media in January.
Two of the rapists were the women’s fathers; one was a man she met on social media; one was a bus driver; one was a man she knew or was a friend; one was a stranger man.
Two of the rape incidents occurred in women’s houses; one in a vehicle; one in a hospital; one in a hotel; one on a bus.
One of the rapists was released on probation due to sexual harassment. One rapist had 48 criminal files including sexual crimes; he was being tried over three different sexual abuse cases.
Five men were arrested following the rape incidents and one man was released on probation. Process about one man wasn’t covered by the media.
The cities in which the rape cases occurred were Ankara (1), Aydın (1), İstanbul (2), and Tekirdağ (1).
At least six women were harassed in January.
Two harassers were convicted of the same crime. A criminal complaint was filed against one of them, yet, jurisdiction had taken no precaution.
One harasser was released by the court pending a trial; one was released on probation; a standoff warrant was issued for one; one couldn’t be captured. A woman’s husband killed a harasser who sneaked into her apartment; the woman was released on probation as the husband was arrested.
Half of the harassers were known to the women. Three women were harassed by stranger men; one by her chief at the workplace; one by a man she knew or was a friend of her.
One was subjected to digital harassment; one to voyeurism; one to exhibitionism. One man sneaked into the apartment of a woman whom he sent harassing text messages. Two women were physically harassed.
One of the harassment cases occurred on the street; one in a workplace; one on a ferry.
The cities in which the harassment cases occurred were Adana (1), Diyarbakır (1), İstanbul (2), İzmir (1) and Kayseri (1).
Men sexually abused 27 girls in January.
A 38-day-old baby raped lost his/her life in the hospital where he/she was taken to for treatment. One of the abused girls was mentally disabled.
63% of the girls were abused by teachers: 11 girls were abused by high-school teachers, one by her secondary-school teacher; five by vice principals; one by her classmate’s father; one by her father; one by her grandfather; one by her neighbor; one by a shuttle driver; one by a man she met on social media; two by stranger men. Identities of two men weren’t reported in the media.
Three girls’ being abused was brought to light by teachers at the schools.
Four male perpetrators were released on probation. 14 men were arrested. An abuser teacher was merely suspended. An investigation was launched into another abuser teacher. The cities in which the abuse incidents occurred were Adana (1), Antalya (12), Aydın (1), Denizli (1), İstanbul (1), Mersin (1), Sakarya (1), Samsun (2), Tokat (1), Uşak (5) andVan (1).
Men injured/inflicted violence on 23 women in January. Four men injuring women are being charged of attempted willful murder.
43% of the women were subjected to violence by their husbands and boyfriends: One woman was subjected to violence by her father; one by her ex-husband; one by her ex-boyfriend; one by her husband of religious marriage; eight by husbands; one by her neighbor; one by her client; two by sons; one by a bus driver assistant; one by her boyfriend; one by a man she knew.
Identities of four men injuring women weren’t mentioned.
29% of the violence-injury cases occurred in public places including a TV set, hospital, bus or the street.
Trans women constituted 17% of the women subjected to violence in January.
Two women were subjected to violence for attempting to divorce.
43% of the violence/injury cases took place with tools that could lead to death: Seven women were beaten with knives; one with a pistol; one with a rifle. One woman was beaten with an object. 10 women were beaten. Two women were beaten and seized and one of them was locked in a cage.
One of the perpetrators was a security officer and another one was working as a religious officer at the office of mufti.
The cities in which violence-injury cases occurred were Adana (1), Aksaray (2), Ankara (1), Antalya (1), Çanakkale (1), Edirne (1), Erzurum (1), İstanbul (2), İzmir (5), Kayseri (1), Kocaeli (3), Konya (1), Muğla (1), Samsun (1) and Zonguldak (1).
Distribution by regions
In January the largest number of murders took place in İzmir province, followed by İstanbul and Trabzon.
31% of the murder incidents took place in Marmara Region, 24% in Aegean Region, 21% in Black Sea Region, 10% in Central Anatolia Region, 10% in Southeastern Anatolia Region, 3% in Eastern Anatolia Region.
25% of the whole violence incidents occurred in Marmara Region, 11% in Central Anatolia Region, 23% in Aegean Region, 21% in Mediterranean, 12% in Black Sea Region, 3% in Eastern Anatolia Region, 4 in Southeastern Region. (ÇT/TK)
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