14/02/2010 | Writer: KAOS GL

Bia News Center
February 10, 2010

35-year-old transsexual women Derya T. was stabbed to death at her home in Antalya on 8 February. The police are investigating the matter. Another transsexual women was injured with a knife two days earlier in Ankara.

Transgender Derya Y. was stabbed to death at her home in the Altındağ district of Antalya on the Mediterranean coast. The police has launched an investigation into the matter.

The LGBTT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite and transsexual) Rights Platform has scheduled a press release for today (10 February) at 3.00 pm in the centrally located Yuksel Avenue in Ankara. The platform will read out an annoucement concerning Derya Y. and transsexual women Zuhal who was stabbed in Ankara on the night of 6 February.

As reported by KaosGL.org, website of the Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Research and Solidarity Association (KaosGL), Derya Y. was killed at around 11.30 pm on Monday night (8 February).

The murder was reported by phone. When the police arrived at Derya Y.'s home, they talked to the victims friend İ.Ö.. The body of Derya Y. was found in her bedroom.

The police declared that Derya Y. was stabbed and died of loss of blood.

Friends of the victim remained in front of her home until the morning. The police investigated the scene of crime and took Derya Y.'s body to the forensic medicine morgue.

Original Link of this News Article: Transgender Derya Y. Killed in Antalya
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