Another woman – this time pregnant – callously “honour murdered” in Turkey

Posted: June 15, 2015 in Political musings, Religion
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At least 5,000 women are subject to honour killings every year, although it may be many more.

At least 5,000 women are subject to honour killings every year, although it may be many more.

A Turkish mother, 36, shot dead her daughter, 17, after finding out that she was three months pregnant, media reports said on Saturday.

The mother, named as Emine A., found out that her daughter Meryem A. was pregnant during a visit to neighbours, the Hurriyet daily reported.

She then went back home to find a gun and returned to shoot her daughter — who worked as a cashier in a market — five times, it said.

Bystanders outside the apartment block in the Selcuk district of the southern city of Nigde rushed to help and took Meryem to hospital but she died on the way.

The mother was detained by police but then had a nervous collapse and was hospitalised. The investigation is continuing.

Turkish authorities acknowledge there is a grave problem of violence against women in the country, although the vast majority of cases involving attacks perpetrated by men.

According to the non-governmental Platform to Stop Violence Against Women, 286 women were murdered in Turkey in 2014 and 134 so far in 2015.

(From AFP)

  1. underwriiter505 says:

    It’s horrible anytime – but the thought that her MOTHER did this to her – I am speechless.


  2. Pat A says:

    Oh poor little Meryem, God rest her soul, and comfort those who mourn for her.

    It is possible that the mother did this vile and foul deed to protect herself/and or her family from the intolerant and violent people around, or it is possible that she was one of those violent and intolerant people. Poor girl, no matter how she got pregnant, though her mother’s actions would be vile beyond compare if poor Meryem had been raped.

    (All over the world we have got to get people to blame and castigate rapists, NOT their victims).


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