Adana governor speaks out against recent spate of murders
After hearing that a boy had killed eight members of his family and a girl had murdered her mother, in addition to 10 similar cases in the area, Atış decided to set up a crisis desk to produce strategies to deal with these complex family situations. He emphasized the importance of dialogue within families, especially those with troubled children, and encouraged families to spend more time together. “Parents spend their time in cafes, playing cards and talking with their friends. However, they should spend time with their children and listen to their children's problems. Parents have nothing more valuable than their children,” he added.
Drawing attention to the fact that the girl who killed her mother is a successful student and that school psychologists had warned the family about the girl's aggressive behavior, Atış said parents should go to their children's schools and keep in touch with their teachers. “In order to prevent such incidents, we should watch our children carefully,” said the governor, adding that parents should know who their children's friends are, how much money they spend and where they go during their free time.