Man kills wife for opening Facebook account

February 24, 2012, Friday/ 17:55:00/ TODAY'S ZAMAN

A man in İstanbul reportedly killed his wife on Thursday during an argument over her opening a Facebook account. sezer yılmaz, 26, and his wife Beyza Yılmaz, 19, began to argue at their home in İstanbul’s Pendik district after he learned she had created a Facebook account. Sezer Yılmaz then allegedly shot his wife in the chest and head.

Upon hearing the gun shots, neighbors notified the police and paramedics. The severely wounded Beyza was taken to Pendik Training and Research Hospital, where she subsequently died. Sezer was taken into custody.

Another man, this time in Konya, beat up his ex-wife after she refused to let him take their four children.

H.M. reportedly went to his ex-wife Gülbahar P.’s home to take their children away. When Gülbahar P. refused, an argument broke out between them. He allegedly proceeded to beat up his ex-wife and flee with their four children. Gülbahar P. was taken to the hospital for further treatment and applied for state protection against H.M., whom she said regularly abused her. Another woman in Konya was beaten up by her boyfriend on Thursday  after she tried to break up with him.

Kezban G. and her boyfriend Mahmut. A. began to argue on the street after she learned he was married. When Kezban G. told Mahmut A. she wanted to break up, he began to hit her on the street. Passersby intervened and separated the two. Kezban G. was taken to the hospital for further treatment. Police continue to search for Mahmut A., who fled the scene after the incident.

The father of one of the girls who were killed by a man who opened fire last Wednesday on a bus of high school students said he sought the help of officials many times but received no response. Sinan Dursun, 25, opened fire on a school bus in Osmaniye province, killing two high school students, Fatmanur gedik and Fatmagül Yalçın, and injuring a third, Rümeysa Demirel.

Dursun, who fled the scene, allegedly attacked the bus because Gedik did not return the feelings he had for her.

Police found Dursun’s body on Thursday outside the school the students attended. According to police, he had committed suicide. Gedik’s father, Ergün Gedik, told the Cihan news agency that his family had complained about Dursun to the authorities many times but that no action was taken.

Gülay Gedik, during the funeral for her daughter, said, “No one took any precautions after we complained.” She claimed she repeatedly filed complaints over a course of 20 days.

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