Man kills woman in Istanbul

A woman named Fatma Keke was murdered by a man in Bahçeköy, in the borough of Sarıyer in Istanbul.

According to the information received, a person named Özer Ağaoğlu murdered Fatma Keke at around midnight.

Police and medical teams went to the scene after the neighbours called them. It was understood that Fatma Keke died at the scene.

Keke's body was taken to the Istanbul Forensic Medicine Institute for autopsy. The murderer, Özer Ağaoğlu, was caught and detained.

Dozens of women are murdered every year

There are dozens of femicides and suspicious female deaths every year. According to the We Will Stop Femicide Platform (KCDP), 18 women were murdered in June, and 20 died in suspicious circumstances. In May, 17 women were murdered and 20 died in suspicious circumstances.

The KCDP said that at least 102 women were killed from January to June. The KCDP did not disclose the data for February, saying "nobody should get used to numbers". The platform reported that 300 women were murdered by men in 2020.