13/04/2012 | Writer: Kaos GL

According to the news in the newspaper Yeni Asır, the signalment of the murder suspect killing Tuğçe Şahingün whose corpse had been found in her automobile in Karabağlar, Izmir was detected. In addition, Özer Özçam, a 22-year-old cooker who had been detected to be the murderer of Nühket Kızılkaya killed in Kuşadası, was arrested.

According to the news in the newspaper Yeni Asır, the signalment of the murder suspect killing Tuğçe Şahingün whose corpse had been found in her automobile in Karabağlar, Izmir was detected. In addition, Özer Özçam, a 22-year-old cooker who had been detected to be the murderer of Nühket Kızılkaya killed in Kuşadası, was arrested.
 
It was founded out that the police force detected that the murder was not committed due to a kind of disagreement in a relationship, whereas Homicide Bureau Investigators continue to carry out a large-scale investigation about the murder of Şahingün who was killed by being shot by a handgun by unknown persons in Izmir.
 
Her family came
It was learned that the police officers attained the information that Şahingün went for a ride in her car at Gaziosmanpaşa Avenue at night of incident, and that they, for this reason, examine the security cameras in that region carefully.
 
The police officers direct their research to the point that Şahingün and the murder suspect get to know each other in advance and that the place of incident is not a place which can be easily found by everyone. On the other hand, it was learned that Tuğçe Şahingün’s family which has not kept in touch with her for 2 years came to take the funeral and went to Yozgat.
 
The murder emerged in a vacant lot on the 4169 street at 07.25 in 30th March 2012. A person with blood stains at a car was realised in the morning. With the examination by Homicide Bureau  and Karabağlar Police Centre, it was realised that the person at the car was dead. It was determined that the person in the car was Tuğçe Şahingün. It was appeared that Şahingün was killed from one bullet to the head.    
 
It was declared that the police officers who recoursed to the testimonies of the eyewitnesses during the investigation are of the opinion that Şahingün did not have sex at night the event occurred, so there is no possibility for that murder of being committed because of this.
 
It was also stated that the murder is about to be detected through the information attained by the police force from security cameras in Gaziosmanpaşa Avenue on the day the event occurred.
 
The murderer of Nükhet was found
On the other hand, the funeral of Nükhet Kızılkaya a 26-year-old transgender who was killed in Kuşadası, Aydın was held in Incirliova. Özer Özçam, a cooker who had been detected to be the murderer of Kızılkaya, was arrested.
 
Kızılkaya was found dead in the triplex villa she had hired in the site called Andaç in the neighbourhood of Kadınlar Denizi. Police detected that the murder had been committed by a 22-year-old, Özer Özçam. Özer Özçam who works in an hotel as a cooker confessed during the police investigation that he had committed the murder. It was learned that he had said in his testimony ’’At night when the incident occured, Nükhet had invited me to her house. An disagreement between us came into existence due to money. Then, she took out a knife, and I took the knife away, but I do not remember whether I sticked the knife into her or not.’’ Özçam who had been propelled to the courthouse was arrested and imprisoned.
 
Her friends attended the funeral
Meanwhile, the deceased was burried in Incirliova where her family from whom she had escaped approximately 15 years ago live. The participation of Kızılkaya’s family declaring they had rejected her in the funeral was low. However, her friends did not leave Kızılkaya alone in her funeral.
 
The murders were protested
The murder of Tuğçe Şahingün was protested by Pink Life LGBT Solidarity Association, Hebun LGBT Diyarbakır Organization, Illet, Istanbul LGBT Solidarity Association, Women’s Door, KAOS GL Association, Lambdaistanbul LGBTT Association, LISTAG (Istanbul group of Families of LGBT), Purple Hand Eskişehir LGBTT Organization, METU-LGBTT Solidarity, Black Pink Triangular Association in Izmir, Social Policies, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Studies Association, Socialist Feminist Collective and Voltrans Transmen Initiative by lighting candles in Izmir and Ankara.
Translation: İrem Yıldırım
 

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