#HandeKader: Outcry in Turkey Over Transgender Woman’s Murder
No one has posted a page about this, so I guess I’ll do it as I believe her story should be told. The world is such a depressing place sometimes. *sigh*
“Hande was one of the nicest people in the world. She was very calm normally but also hyperactive. She always went to the LGBTI marches. She pursued a cause that she felt right until the end.”
Davut Dengiler describes his 23-year-old flatmate, Hande Kader, whose body was found in a forest in Istanbul last week.
Ms Kader, a sex worker, was last seen entering a client’s car one night. Mr Dengiler had hoped she was still alive but he found her body in Istanbul’s morgue for unidentified persons.
“I was about to leave the morgue. I felt a sense of lightness for not having found her there. At the last minute, a doctor there said, ‘There’s also a burned body - look at that as well.’ I did. I told them identifying features. They then looked at the computer, at the report. The doctor put his hand on my back and gave his condolences. I lost myself,” he said.
He explained Ms Kader’s reaction to the deaths of other trans people: “She would go crazy when trans individuals were killed. She’d be so sad… She had been stabbed and beaten before. This didn’t happen only to Hande. It happens to all of them.”