The “Implement the Istanbul Convention Campaign Group” protests femicide

The “Implement the Istanbul Convention Campaign Group” marched in Kadıköy to protest the murders of women despite heavy police behaviour.

The “Implement the Istanbul Convention Campaign Group” in Kadıköy protested the increasing femicide. The action took place under police blockade. A banner reading “We are in revolt for our lives” was carried by women.

Women reminded that on 2 August, Azra Gülendam Haytaoğlu disappeared in Antalya for five days and was found to have been murdered by Mustafa Murat Aydın. Again on 2 August, Emine Gökkız, who had disappeared since 31 July, was found dead in a forest area in Maraş, while on 5 August a young woman was found dead in the house of Ümitcan Uygun, the prime suspect of Aleyna Çakır’s death, who had been released from prison pending trial on July 17.

After the statement, the women were stopped by the police. There was a brief scuffle between the women and the police. Despite all the obstacles, the women managed to get through and continued their action.