Her chances of getting off are next to nill.
Don’t be confused by the title, this is not a real ‘honor’ killing, it was by an abused woman refusing to be forced into prostitution, and it didn’t involve family members nor pressure from the usually misogynist Islamic community.
Turkish woman detained over ‘honour’ killing of husband
Cilem Karabulut told police she killed her husband “for honour” after he tried to force her into prostitution, Turkish media reports
Turkish authorities have detained a 28-year-old woman for murdering her husband out of “honour” after he repeatedly beat her and tried to force her into prostitution, reports said on Friday.
Cilem Karabulut admitted in testimony to police killing her husband Hasan Karabulut, 33, in the southern Adana region with a pistol stored at home.
“Why do women always have to be killed? Men can also be killed. I killed for honour,” the Hurriyet daily quoted her as saying in her testimony to the police.
The cause has sparked huge media attention in Turkey, in particular because of the defiant demeanour of Cilem Karabulut as she was taken to court on Thursday handcuffed by two female police officers.
Giving the thumbs up sign, she wore a T-shirt emblazoned with a slogan in English: “Dear Past, thanks for all the lessons. Dear Future, I am ready.”
Reports said that the murder took place on Wednesday afternoon and Cilem Karabulut called the police to give herself up.
She said that her husband had repeatedly beaten her in the past and then ordered her to become a prostitute.