Turkish authorities have detained a 28-year-old woman for murdering her husband out of “honor” after he repeatedly beat her and tried to force her into prostitution, reports said 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 honor,” 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 demeanor 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.”