Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Turkish man tried in absentia for 'honour killing' of gay son

Turkish man tried in absentia for ‘honour killing’ of gay son - from Pink News - all the latest gay news from the gay community - Pink News
A Turkish man accused of killing his gay son has gone on trial this week in Istanbul.

Yahya Yildiz, 49, is on the run and is being tried in absentia for the crime of shooting his son Ahmet, 26, dead in June last year. Another man, thought to be a local resident, was also injured, reports news agency Sapa-dpa.

He allegedly shot his son, after he revealed he was having a relationship with a man from Cologne, Germany.

Ahmet, who was training to be a physics teacher, had come out to his family but they were unhappy about his sexuality, the prosecution said.....

Ahmet Yildiz, who was murdered in June last year

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