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“Once walking down the street an older man stopped in front of me, observed me from tip to toe while his expression changed. He spit at me. In his eyes, I disgraced my family ́s good name by wearing a t-Shirt, showing too much skin. Another man called me “bitch”, said Cansu and underlined that she will not to stay in Turkey anymore after her graduation from the Cag University in Turkey anymore.
 According to a report released by the “Kadın Cinayetler” platform, a women’s rights activist organisation that keeps track of violence against women, has found out that between 2010 and 2018, 1964 were murdered in Turkey. These brutal deaths occur in broad daylight on the street in front of everyone and at home while their child is playing in the living room. These women who have been killed by their husbands or boyfriends for requesting a divorce or separation from their partners, or for not replying to a male confession of love.
I remember seeing for the first time an image of a 20-year-old Turkish woman for the first time covering the news all over the world. Her hair fell on her shoulder in dazzling curls, she is smilling at the camera, sparkles in her eyes, waiting to discover and to fulllfill her dreams after her graduation from the Cag University in Mersin. But it never came true. In Mersin, a young turkish student, Özgecan Aslan, a young Turkish student, was travelling home on a minibus when a man tried to rape her. When she retaliated with pepper spray, he stopped and beat her to death with an iron bar before enlisting his father and a friend to help dispose of her body by burning, cutting her body in pieces and dumping it in a river.
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After a long day she was finally on her way back home, almost reached the car when her husband suddenly appeared in front of Yasemin and their son. He tried to convince the woman over and over again. Under the orange tree Yasemin was murdered by her husband after they had been been separated for more than 1.5 years at that time. He slits Yasemin ́s throat close to a kindergarten where where she was a teacher.
Pinar Ünlüer, a 29-year-old woman, was watitng for her son in front of the School when her ex-boyfriend appeared in front of her. He killed her with a shot gun after she refused to marry him. The killing was recorded by the cameras of a workplace.
“Turkish women like gossiping. I did not want to be the topic of their afternoon tea, so I decided to move with my daughter to another city where nobody knows us. Of course, here too everybody is asking why I am not married. It is simply unusual in Turkey to live single as a woman on your own”, said the woman. Her family started to look for the women, even though she is a lady of a certain age and could live on her own. They did not mean to do that but they were afraid of what the people would say about her. They started to tell her at what time she has to be at home and tried to prevent that she started a new life. The mother of two children now lives with her daughters in Izmir.
Necmiye Ceren Baran (20) was killed at one of the most crowded spots in Ankara by her ex-boyfriend, a police officer. She did not reply to his confession of love and was shot with a shotgun on the 10th of May 2016.
Necmiye Ceren Baran (20) was killed at one of the most crowded spots in Ankara by her ex-boyfriend, a police officer. She did not reply to his confession of love and was shot with a shotgun on the 10th of May 2016.
Çiğdem Koç, a 35-year-old woman, was on her way to the post office in the morning in Istanbul when her ex-husband suddenly appeared in front of her. He stabbed her up to 25 times to death after they had been separated for more than 10 years at that time. She died on the 11th of October 2016. The killing was recorded by the cameras of a workplace.
 Yasemin Çetiner, 42 10/12/2014 Mersin, Toroslar