THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — [Update -- see below.] According to a Turkish news report translated into English, a trans woman was shot in the middle of the street in Istanbul, Turkey. She was shot in the chest and her body was taken for an autopsy according to the translation.
The police arrested a driver of a car on suspicion of murder. The police did not release the name of the person arrested but the report stated that the shooting might have been a dispute over money.
I’m not entirely sure if the article gave the victim’s name. The translation doesn’t make it clear enough for me to make note of it in this report. If anybody fluent in the language can read the report and post what you find in the comment section, we’d appreciate it.
As a side note, in the article’s comment section, I noticed that many of the comments are religious or trans hate- biased — the same as we often see in American media comments.
Another side note, this is the first trans death that I’m aware of since TDOR 2012.
UPDATE: Dec. 18, 2012. Some details hinting of the victim’s name is coming in, including “Gunce Hatun”, “Hatun” and “Diary Babe”. Also, one UK blog reports the arrested man’s name is Karatas. See the comments section below for further info on this.
Turkish language report: http://www.haberler.com/parada-anlasamadigi-travestiyi-vurdu-4172490-haberi/
Thanks to Jasmine Emily Seymour and Helene Hazera for the tips.
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