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Shot, stabbed, beaten to death

The Mevlana Boulevard in Ankara, is an eight-lane car lane. High-rise buildings on the right, high-rise buildings on the left. At night, the offices are empty. And so, nobody noticed until, like a night in may from one of the glass towers, a man falls.

It is shortly before four o'clock in the morning, as the body of the 23-year-old Turkish woman hits Sule Cet on a terrace on the first floor. In the Morning she is found.

That could be enough for the beginning of a suspicion against the two men, with whom the evening in the glass tower has spent. It was the 29. May 2018. One of the men your boss, Cagatay A., he told of the Prosecutor's office this story: Sule told him that she wanted to live, and I jumped out of the window. Suicide so. He had tried to capture them, in vain.

Everyone knows in Turkey that a suicide can also be a laminated murder.

The two men have called, no police, no ambulance. You got into a car and drove off. Twice a judge decides that the two men remain at large. So the files?

So it had to go, and it would not have been unusual for Turkey, where every day at least one woman dies as a result of violence of a man. Shot, stabbed, strangled. Trampled to death. Everyone knows here that a suicide can also be a laminated murder.

wife protests have process causes

The Palace of justice of Ankara, is a grey building of intimidating Size. The women, the form in front of the entrance a group, carry posters in lemon yellow and Purple: "justice for Sule Cet". A photo of a young woman, blonde short hair, dark, almost black eyes, radiant Smile. This image of Sule Cet is now available for all the other women whose death remained unsolved or unpunished. Women's groups, conservative and on the left, have made it into a protest symbol. They also have demonstrated in the past, when women were killed, but the window lintel, the student moves even the very young.

That there is a process against Cagatay A., and Berk A., is after all, what was done to prevent him, almost a miracle. The indictment accuses the men of murder, sexual Assault and deprivation of liberty. Causes the have the woman protests, a 29-year-old, stubborn lawyer and a father who wants to know how his daughter died.

"Only bad people do that"

Ismail Cet is 64 years old, a narrow man with thin gray hair and dark brown eyes, reminiscent of his daughter. Ismail CEST speaks softly. Sule was the Only one in the family studied. "She was enthusiastic about the study, and they wanted to work, you are loved." The study in Ankara, she got on the Central state entrance examination, four years of fashion design. In order to earn money, it has to work as a waiter on the side. The Café operation, Cagatay A., which is now before the court. Five, six Lira, the hour have earned it, for about a Euro.

Ismail Cet says the accused have denounced him to one of the first days in court, that he must take better care of his daughter "could have". Then Cet tells what had happened to his daughter could only do "evil people".

for Four days, was negotiated, always with a week long gap in between, the father has not missed a Day of the trial, even if it was unbearable to hear what the coroner, and track reported safe.

"she was enthusiastic about the study": Sules father, Ismael Cet. Photo: Christiane Schlötzer

It is a circumstantial process, the defendants reject all of the allegations. And so it goes in the court to every Detail. The injuries to the Cets totem of the body. One of the defenders has claimed to the start of the process, the young not to be far been the cuticle of Sule Cet before the night fully intact. The women Boo on the spectator benches, whistled. Did you, as the defender said, Cet was called "free will" with the men and got drunk also alcohol. This should probably be called, she had been partly responsible for everything that happened.

Cagatay A. is 34 years old, he wears in court a slim cut blue suit and a white shirt. His co-accused friend, Berk A. is 33 years old. White T-Shirt, no jacket. Both are in custody. Cagatay A., was led in handcuffs in. On this day, witness L. occurs, the roommate of Sule Cet. To them Cet sent shortly before her death, several short messages.

The judge also allowed the accused, Cagatay A., to question the witness. Wants to know if you have not deleted a couple of messages? Everything is correct, nothing deleted, says the witness. You need to repeat it a couple of times, because the defendant asks the same question again and again, as he wanted to shake the credibility of the witness. Some friends of Cet should have deleted out of fear of the accused of your messages. The witness L. has, however, backed up everything, and your cell phone to court.

Since it is 3.03 PM. Probably the girlfriend, L., to the the went was asleep, a short time before. To 2.31 PM you had Sule written on Cet: ", write to me, I'm Worried." Then l responds only to 6.49 in the morning. "Sule", tapped it, and a Minute later: "I'll call the police and come." To 6.54 PM then: "Sule, please answer." As Sule Cet is about three hours dead.

Missing pieces of evidence, and little interest

A Whatsapp-dialogue as a proof? The defender of Cagatay A. says: "In this process, there is no doubt-free evidence." Umur Yildirim sees it differently. He is a Cet, the lawyer of the family, and has ensured that Cets mobile phone was analysed, what was not to happen for a week. "The fact nothing that would indicate a risk of Suicide, hanging was found," says Yildirim in his office in Ankara.

#MeToo has touched the Turkey. There are still so many prejudices against women.

Yildirim opens his Laptop, he has saved the images of a surveillance camera, in front of the Elevator in the building. To 4.08 at the recording starts, which is a few minutes after the window fall. Berk A. sits on the floor in front of the Elevator, he acts as if he is completely finished. Two per Mille of alcohol will determine the police in the Morning with him. At Cagatay A. there are three tenths of a percent, but stands upright, smokes, has left, notices the camera and looks away. The two men talk to each other, the lawyer would like to know what you are saying. Allegedly, the court could not find a lip-reader to decipher the dialogue. Yildirim has now opened themselves an expert, the report is still a work in progress.

Yildirim says, at the beginning of the investigation there have been many oddities: pieces of evidence have disappeared, a Prosecutor was more interested in the building permits of the building than it is for men. "I think she wanted to prove that Sule is tripped out of the window like that." The building permits were all correct. "Fortunately," says the lawyer. Out the window in the 20th century. To reach the floor, would need to be on a small table to rise, stand in front of it. A to "stumble" was, therefore, impossible. A crime scene inspection with the defendant, is stayed, says the lawyer, "for security reasons". The lawyer finds the reasoning to be ridiculous.

rich country with prejudice

Turkey is a rich country with many people who come just through life. In television you make of it always the same story: poor girl meets rich boy. Only it usually goes to love and rarely murder.

The #MeToo-the debate has touched the Turkey yet just. Maybe it's because there are in this country, in this part of the world, yet so many prejudices against women. For example, that you should not put in situations where they could be victims, because you can then quickly share the responsibility. It is also in Turkey, mostly the own Partner or friends who are involved in it. The Turkish Anti-Femicide-platform writes, of the 440 women who were killed in 2018, had died two-thirds through the violence of their husbands, friends, or close male Relative.

Two-thirds of the 440 women who were killed in 2018 in Turkey, have died due to male violence.

The Turkey is no exception. In France, the Prime Minister, the Minister of the interior and the Minister of justice, in front of the press and the defendant occurred recently: Every two, three days a woman get killed. They called the French company "indifferent, macho".

In Ankara, speaks on the fourth Day of the trial of the experts, from Kayseri, a large man who has tied the hair in a short ponytail. He has brought a stack of papers, pulls out a document, it raises the height, it leaves sailing to the ground. It's about to Fall from a great height. And to Cets clothes. "Your T-Shirt was rolled up." At Chest Height. The person had to have before the fall made, says the expert. And that Cet with the feet fell ahead out of the window, he says.

the lawyer for The defense questioned this reviewer, as to what the witnesses say. He speaks of the "Inquisition" and, turning to the benches the Spectators. His appearance includes Yildirim with the sentence: "We want the truth to come out, I believe in justice." There's applause. The judge calls again to rest, and it is not yet very still, as he says, hardly audible, that of the process at 20. November will continue.

Created: 18.11.2019, 18:19 PM

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