Protection Law No. 6284 remains on paper
Münevver Kızıl has been threatened by his ex-boyfriend Seyfettin Tanko for 8 years. Despite a 6-month injunction, Tanko abused her again on April 1.
The Protection Law No. 6284 in Turkey remains only on paper. Münevver Kızıl, who has been systematically threatened by his ex-boyfriend Seyfettin Tanko for 8 years, emphasized that there is no life safety for her. "I can’t bear it anymore", she told ANF.
"HE HAS DONE ALMOST EVERYTHING TO HARASS ME"
Münevver Kızıl is one of thousands of women who want justice against male violence. Kızıl (39) is a mother of one. “Since I left him, he has done almost everything to harass me. He attempted to kill me, bought a phone line for my name by arranging a fake identity card, came to the front of my house many times at midnight, and targeted me on social media.
Kızıl said that she filed 56 criminal complaints and had 28 injunctions issued within the scope of Law No. 6284, to no avail.
"I CANNOT BEAR IT ANYMORE"
Kızıl stated that the Protection Law No. 6284 is ineffective and Tanko was only fined a small amount of money for insults and threats. Kızıl went to the Violence Prevention and Monitoring Center in Yeşilköy on April 16 and informed the Ministry of Family and Social Policies officials about the latest situation, emphasizing that she can’t bear it anymore.
"MINISTRY OF JUSTICE PAYS NO HEED"
Kızıl pointed out that she has now completely lost trust in justice when a court acquitted Tanko. Kızıl bursted into tears while talking, “I'm in a really difficult situation. I'm tired now. For 8 years, I have done whatever I could, to make justice work against this person. The Ministry of Justice is ineffective. It only exists on paper.”
WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ISTANBUL CONVENTION
"Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention gives opportunity to men to kill rebelling women. It is not possible to accept this,” Kızıl said.
"HELP ME WHILE I AM STILL ALIVE"
Kızıl added, "This is not only a murder case, but a genocide literally. So how can such an important convention be terminated by a single man's decree? I don't want any woman to carry my banner if something happens to me tomorrow. Give me a shoulder while I still am alive, not after I die.”