Turkey: ‘How could I stop him raping me?’ 15-year-old girl asks judge

A 15-year-old girl from central Turkey, who was allegedly raped by eight teenagers three years ago, has sent a letter to the judge who acquitted all suspects on the grounds that she had “given consent,” according to media reports on March 16.

“I was only 15 years old and I weighed 38 kg. I did not have enough force to resist him,” the girl, identified only by the initials Z.C., wrote in a letter to the judge in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman, according to daily Akşam.

On March 13, the court acquitted all eight suspects, aged between 15 and 17, stating that the sexual relations were based on consent. The verdict has created a public outcry in Turkey.

“Both yourself and the police accused me. You asked why I didn’t resist him. The man was three times heavier than me. How can you compare a man’s force with mine?” she wrote in the letter, addressed to “Uncle Judge.”

Z.C. was not able to testify at the court, reportedly due to the trauma…

  • Sharkibark

    This story breaks my heart – what a terribly cruel system Sharia is. The idiots on North American campuses who blather on about so-called “rape culture” need to wake up and realize what the REAL rape culture is and focus their energy and passion on the women in the world who need it most.

  • k1962

    Disgusting. Goes hand in hand with what the niqab represents.

  • Islam is criminal.

  • Hard Little Machine

    They wanted sharia they got sharia. Sounds like everything is going swimmingly.

    • AlanUK

      Not for the abused girl and others like her.

      • Hard Little Machine

        In Turkey I doubt this is seriously considered a crime. It should be fascinating once Turkey gains EU membership and demands that its laws be respected universally across all of the EU. Moreover, since the Turkish army has part of another EU state (Cyprus) under military occupation, I wonder how the Brussels will twist itself into knots to excuse that.