Turkish woman detained over ‘honor’ killing of husband

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.”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    This couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  • Tom Forsythe

    I admire her restraint.

  • BillyHW

    Now that’s an honour killing I could get behind.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    We assume she is telling the truth, right?

    • Exile1981

      Lets go with that.

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  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    He got what he asked for,no big deal.

  • Blacksmith

    I wish her the best of luck, I am afraid she is doomed in that society though.

    • Frances

      I think you’re right. After all, what’s this world coming to if a man can’t force his wife into prostitution without being killed?

  • CanDoAutistic

    That’s why every country and rape victim needs a 2nd Amendment, so every criminal will thinks twice before laying a hand on someone.