Thursday, August 18, 2016
Transgender woman's Burned & mutilated body found in 'Islamist' Turkey.
Transgender woman's Burned & mutilated body found in 'Islamist' Turkey. (Mirror).
The badly-burned body of a young transgender woman who went missing last week has been found BURNT by the side of a road in Istanbul.
It is the latest in a series of hate crimes in Turkey shocking the LGBT and international community.
Sex worker Hande Kader was last seen getting into a client's car - and her partner raised the alarm and filed a missing persons' report when she did not return last week.
Despite being badly mutilated, the 22-year-old's body - found in the upmarket neighbourhood of Zekeriyakoy - was finally identified by prosthetics at the city morgue.
Politically active, Kader had been photographed participating in protests and demonstrations for LGBT rights.
The chilling incident comes less than two weeks after the murder and decapitation of a gay Syrian refugee just a few miles from where Kader's body was found.
Although Turkey is traditionally seen as one of the most tolerant countries in the region, a recent poll by PEW Research Centre showed that almost 80% of Turks believe homosexuality is "morally unacceptable". Hmmm....lets give those 80% = 64 Million free visa travel to Europe. Read the full story here.
Related: August 04 2016. Turkey - Gay Syrian refugee murdered and decapitated in Istanbul.