Woman’s murder sparks outrage in Turkey

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… a nation is protesting — viewing her murder, according to one petition, as a symbol of the growing trend of violence against women in Turkey.
bbc.co.uk – Feb 14, 11:50 PM – Thousands of women in Turkey have protested at the murder of a young woman who allegedly resisted an attempt by a bus driver to rape her. Police discovered the burnt body of Ozgecan Aslan, 20, in a riverbed in the city of Mersin, on Friday. They
straitstimes.com – Published on Feb 15, 2015 12:28 AM ANKARA (AFP) – Women’s rights activists in Turkey took to the streets on Saturday in protest at the murder of a young woman after she resisted an alleged attempt to rape her, local media reported. Hundreds of
The main suspect in the brutal slaying of 20-year-old woman Özgecan Aslan in southern Turkey was arrested early Feb. 16 with his two accomplices, as Turks showed their mourning and anger by wearing black

Suspects arrested.

Taksim Square yesterday.

The brutal murder of a young woman after an attempted rape in a minibus by the driver in southern Turkey has raised the debate on increasing the penalties of such crimes with ministers saying the reintroduction of the death penalty might come to the agenda
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced yesterday that he has launched an extensive campaign against violence against women across the country, in the aftermath of the brutal murder of a university student in an attempted rape on a public minibus
A court in Turkey has remanded in custody three men accused over the brutal murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old female student that sent a shockwave around the country, Anatolia news agency said on Monday. Ahmet Suphi Altindoken, his father Necmettin Altindoken and Fatih Gokce were placed under arrest pending trial by a court in the southern city of Tarsus in the Mersin region late Sunday .
Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan'ın kızlarından Özgecan'ın ailesine ziyaret

Erdoğan’s daughters’ paid a visit to Özgecan’s parents’ home.

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