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Forced marriage and murder in Turkey

A guest post by Torcant Torcant

Warning: it’s a horror.

Dilan (18) was married 20 days ago to her husband Selcuk Dogan, in Dogubeyazit at Agri province in Turkey. She was actually her husbands maternal aunts daughter. Dilan and Selcuk were engaged a year ago after an arrangement made by their families. Dilan was in love with someone else, but nevertheless she couldn’t resist her family and accepted the engagement. During the period she was engaged she made clear that she didn’t love and want her arranged husband and later she openly confessed to Selcuk that she was in love with someone else. But who cares? Did she have a vagina? Yes! She was forced to marry. After the marriage, she refused to have sex with her husband. Well, now that’s a problem! The husband told the story to his family. The husband’s family contacted Dilan’s family and said “Your daughter is in love with someone else, take her back!”. Her family said “We can’t take her back. That will bring us shame!”

Husband’s family gathered to discuss the problem and decided that they should kill the bride, and the husband should do it. The husband summoned his wife to the family gathering and stabbed her multiple times in front of his father, mother and brother. Then the men loaded her dead body to their car and buried somewhere, while the mother cleaned up the blood in the house.

The news story says that later “The husband felt remorse and he turned himself in to the police” but I highly doubt it. There must be something else going on.

The guy, the brother and the father are under detention now. The mother is at home, still scrubbing!

The link to the news story in Turkish: http://www.sabah.com.tr/Yasam/2013/06/26/yirmi-gunluk-kocasi-oldurdu-ailesi-izledi

Turkish media do not publish such stories in English!

Comments

  1. Claire Ramsey says

    remorse. that should take care of it, I suppose. one less woman around to be disobedient and non-compliant and to bring shame upon her family. . .

  2. says

    The news story says that later “The husband felt remorse and he turned himself in to the police” but I highly doubt it. There must be something else going on.

    Well, they probably discussed beforehand how to get off lightly. There have been several cases of Turkish origin families in Germany* where they discuss those matters on a family council and then decide that usually the youngest brother should do it because he’ll get a lighter sentence. Not only do they murder their wives, mothers, cousins and daughters, they also turn their young sons into murderers.
    There’s lots of discussion here about forced marriages of German-Turkish girls and women. They either get married back to Turkey, especially if they become “rebellious” or they get married so some cousin can get here because she’s a German citizen.
    Thank you government for closing our frontiers. You’re really doing women a great service.

    *and AFAIK it’s similar in Turkey

  3. culuriel says

    New immigration policy: any woman from a predominately Muslim country can just come here. Visa, Greencard, asylum status is optional. Just get the airfare together and get here.

  4. footface says

    And this incident was recorded in the 14th century, I assume. A terrible time, when much of the world was—

    Huh?

    It’s what, now? This just happened?!

  5. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    That is horrendous.

    That this sort of atrocity goes under the medias, under most peoples even, RADARs appalls me.

  6. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    @2. SallyStrange : It’s a hate crime. Terrorism against women

    It is. I agree. Absolutely.

    And what is going to happen because of this? Where is the justice?

    This infuriates me and I am powerless to make a difference.

    Rage and despair.

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