TDoR 2022 / 2021 / November / 26 / Berrak


Age 22

26 Nov 2021
İzmir (Turkey)

TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2022/26-Nov-2021/Berrak


After being stabbed during an argument with an unidentified person, Berrak asked for help from people inside a restaurant before collapsing. She died in hospital.

AY (22), who is alleged to be a trans person according to the argument, was stabbed to death by an unknown person in Izmir's Konak district. The police started an operation to catch the fleeing suspect.

The incident took place in front of Basmane Gar [Basmane Station] at around 20.30 yesterday evening. An argument broke out between AY, who is claimed to be a trans person, and an unknown person. As the debate escalated, the unidentified person stabbed AY in the chest. While the attacker with a knife fled the scene, the injured AY crossed the road and asked for help from the citizens in the restaurant. At this time, the AY collapsed to the ground covered in blood.

Health and police groups were sent to the scene upon the notification of the people around. After the first intervention of the health teams, AY was taken to the Health Sciences University (SBU) Tepecik Training and Research Hospital by ambulance. AY, who was treated, could not be saved despite all the interventions. AY's body was taken to the morgue of Izmir Named Medicine Institute for autopsy after the examinations.

Teams of the Public Security Branch Office of the Murder Office took action to catch the fleeing suspect. The investigation about this case is still ongoing.

Report added: 29 Nov 2021. Last updated: 8 Nov 2022

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