The Turkish transgender community is incensed by uncaring police and called them out for being the criminals best accomplices.
LGBT Turkey reports that Migel, a trans woman sex worker living in Fındıkzade, was attacked in her own apartment by a group of men. She was brutally injured with deep cuts on several parts of her body. She was brought to Sisli Etfal Hospital by her friends. The attackers were caught after statements to the police and prosecutor’s office. The attackers had previous records for robbery and assault and are in custody.
The same night, Işıl, another trans woman sex worker in Bağdat Boulevard, was attacked by a group of 5 men. She was assaulted and her jaw was broken. She is receiving treatment in a hospital. Her situation is stable but there are bruises on her body due to the assault. The attackers have not been found.
Attacks on Turkish transgender women are increasing
Last week there were 4 attacks on trans women sex workers in 3 different cities (Istanbul, Izmir and Kocaeli). Pembe Hayat/Pink Life LGBTT Solidarity Association protested these attacks in Ankara with a press release.
4 trans sex worker was attacked in One Night
Source Pink Life.org
Istanbul, Kocaeli and four transgender woman sex worker were attacked last night in Izmir.
Istanbul Sisli ‘According to the claims of Wendy’s friends, two men who had previously been her customers came to Wendy’s house and attacked her with knives and skewers. After a long operation was said to be in critical condition in the intensive care.
Another transgender woman sex worker this morning around 6:00, he said he also shot and brought to the same hospital. The woman’s condition was described as good.
Yet the night of May 2, 2015 in Izmir ‘a transgender woman sex worker, was stabbed in the back by unknown persons identity.
That same night, Kocaeli – Gebze While living in the house they just moved three transgender woman sex worker, was attacked by a customer of an armed attack.