Murder, Menace Stalk Istanbul’s LGBT Community – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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I had been researching the murder of Gaye, a 43-year-old trans woman killed in her home in Istanbul’s Beyoglu district on July 26. The neighbors who found her body three days later reported that she had been strangled, but the police are yet to make a public statement on the circumstances of her death. If Gaye’s killing proves to be motivated by hate as the local Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual (LGBT) chapter claims, she will be the tenth known transgender victim of such crimes in Turkey in the last eighteen months.

via Murder, Menace Stalk Istanbul’s LGBT Community – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.

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