Trans murder toll rises again in Turkey

Gay Star News
|
December 19, 2012
Issues: 

A trans women from Beylikduzu in Istanbul was shot last Saturday, tragically extending 2012's list of murdered transgender women in Turkey. Gunce Hatun, a 19-year-old who worked as a sex worker was shot dead on the street, said Kemal Ordek a Turkish committee member for Transgender Europe. Turkish news reports say that police arrested a man who is a driver for a private bank. He claimed Hatun tried to force her way into his car. This brings the number of murder trans women in Turkey this year to at least three. Serap Güneşer was murdered in October and Seçil Anne was murdered in July. Both women were stabbed and had their throats cut and both were in Antalya on the southwestern coast of Turkey.