Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

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Istanbul-based photographer Ozge Sebzeci has created a heartfelt photo project dedicated to women who died at the hands of their husbands and boyfriends. Every year thousands and even millions of women become victims of domestic violence, and not every one of them manages to survive.

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Hazret

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

In the photo, the Hazret Meta family house. She got married at 17, but was killed by her husband at 18. At that time, they had been married for only six months.

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Hazret grew up in a family with eight children. She was the eldest daughter, but she never received an education. The husband's family claims that it was suicide, but Hazret's relatives are sure that she was killed.

Denise

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Denise Aktash's diary, in which she wrote: "You lost me" to your boyfriend. He killed her. At that time she was 21 years old, her boyfriend Lokman Barysh Celik was 40. Denise wanted to become an actress and was preparing for entrance exams.

Deniz is one of 284 women killed in Turkey in 2015.

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Denise's mother is waiting for the results of the eighth murder hearing in the Antalya court. She fears that the criminal will not receive punishment.

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Denise's mother at her home in Istanbul.

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Denise's boyfriend shot her four times. She had been trying to break up with him for a long time. When the murder happened, the police were waiting at the door.

Burka

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Five-year-old Tanem in her new home in Manisa, where she lives with her grandparents and aunts. Her mother Burku Akiol was killed by her husband at the age of 22. Burku was eight months pregnant.

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Fatma Akiol, mother of Burku. The girl was pregnant with her second child, but suspected that her husband was cheating on her, and tried to divorce.

Pinar

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Pinar Unlur's mother in her house in Izmir. Pinar was killed at the age of 29 after she refused to become Okan Ozparilti's girlfriend. Before the murder, Okan wrote on his Facebook page: "I will make one last show." Pinar's mom has cancer.

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Pinar Children's photography.

Sedef

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Melike and her grandmother Gulender. Sedef was killed in her boyfriend's car. The criminal received a life sentence after 12 hearings. Gulender is satisfied with the result, but she needs to grow Melike.

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

The place where Sedef was killed.

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Sedef's grave.

Esin

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Tillo Fortress in Siirt, where 25-year-old Esin Gunesh was thrown into the abyss by her husband. She was going to get a divorce. At first, her husband claimed that she fell there by negligence, but the girl's family did not agree with this. Together with women's rights activists, Esin's relatives spent two years trying to prove the murder. Guven was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Fethiye

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Irmak, Fethiye Gokcen's daughter, looks at her mother's wedding photo. At the age of 32, she was killed by her second husband Ali Gokcen. Fethiye wanted to divorce him. Irmak is her daughter from her first marriage.

Mukhterem

Women killed by their own husbands: Ozge Sebzechi's photo project

Six-year-old Emin, the son of Mukhterem Gechmen, at Aunt Chiddem's house. 31-year-old Mukhterem was killed by her husband Serdar right at work, in an Istanbul beauty salon.

Keywords: Women | Violence | Turkey

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