Ahmet Yıldız

Why is Ahmet Yıldız’s murderer still not found after six years?

The trial regarding Ahmet Yıldız’ murder by his father was postponed again. His father is still not found. Ümmühan Darama who was injured during the incident also spoke out against the lack of justice. Attorney Fırat Söyle stated, “We have not been able to make the slightest progress in all this time.”

Source: Yıldız Tar, “Ahmet Yıldız’ın katili 6 yıldır neden bulunamıyor?” (“Why is Ahmet Yıldız’s murderer still not found after six years?”), Kaos GL, 13 November 2014, http://kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=17941

Ahmet Yıldız

Ahmet Yıldız

Ahmet Yıldız was killed [by his father] in a homophobic murder in 2008. The 18th hearing of his case took place today [13 November] at the 5th High Criminal Court of the Istanbul Anatolian Courthouse.

The panel of judges decided to wait for the enforcement of the red notice search warrant for Yıldız’s murderer father Yahya Yıldız. The panel also put forth that the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office and the Police Department be consulted for information. The case was postponed again. The next hearing will take place on 26 March 2015 at 10:30.

“Neither the Turkish police nor the gendarmerie have been able to find this one person for six years”


No Justice Even On The 16th Court Hearing of the Ahmet Yıldız Case

Source: “Ahmet Yıldız Davasının 16. Duruşmasında da Adalet Yok!” (“No Justice Even On The 16th Court Hearing of the Ahmet Yıldız Case”). Kaos GL. 29 April 2014. Accessed April 29, 2014. http://kaosgl.org/sayfa.php?id=16456

The case of Ahmet Yıldız, whose life was taken in a homophobic murder in 2008, has been postponed to July 8, 2014. The arrest warrant on the offender, his father, is active.

Ahmet Yıldız

Ahmet Yıldız

The 16th hearing for the case of Ahmet Yıldız, who was murdered by his father for being gay, was in the Fifth High Criminal Court in the Istanbul Anatolian Courthouse.

Waiting for Justice for 6 Years!

LGBTI activists who requested to be granted joint plaintiff status were denied by the judge on the basis that they were not negatively affected by the crime in question. The court is waiting for the execution of the Interpol notice and the arrest of the father, the defendant. The board of judges decided, unanimously, to postpone the hearings until July 8, 2014 11:30am.

LGBTI People’s Search for Justice Continues

Source: “LGBTİ bireylerin adalet arayışı sürüyor,” (“LGBTI people’s search for justice continues,”) siyasihaber, 21 January 2014, http://siyasihaber.org/haber/lgbti-bireylerin-adalet-arayisi-suruyor

SPoD LGBTI, Hevi LGBTI, and independent activists repeated their demands for justice at the fifteenth hearing of the Ahmet Yıldız case, who was allegedly killed by his father in Üsküdar, Istanbul in 2008.

LGBTI activists made a statement after the hearing:

“According to the allegations of the Üsküdar Public Prosecutor and the wide-spread opinion, Ahmet Yıldız was killed by his father on 15 July 2008. Despite the repeated demands for a red notice to be issued regarding the defendant Yahya Yıldız since 2008, this demand was only accepted after the tribunal of judges was changed. No results have been reached in the capture of the defendant by the fifteenth hearing on 17 January 2014.


The Case of Ahmet Yıldız: Violation of the Right to Life

The case of Ahmet Yıldız was postponed to 7 July 2015, which will be the 20th hearing.

Source: Sosyal Politikalar, Cinsiyet Kimliği ve Cinsel Yönelim Çalışmaları Derneği. (Social Policies, Gender Identity, and Sexual Orientation Studies Association) LGBT Hak İhlalleri: Emsal Dava Analizleri (LGBT Rights Violations: Analysis of Cases.) Istanbul: Punto Baskı Çözümleri, 2013. Available at: http://www.spod.org.tr/turkce/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/emsal-dava-analizleri-son1.pdf

Subject of Investigation

The procedures of investigation and prosecution and whether these procedures have been conducted according to law and justice.

Scope of Investigation

Üsküdar First Higher Criminal Court for Aggravated Crimes File 2009/166

Procedures of Investigation

Ahmet Yıldız was killed by bullets from a firearm fired by his father on the night of 15 July 2008.

There is still no progress at the 13th hearing of the murder of Ahmet Yıldız.

Despite the fact that a red notice has been issued for the defendant’s father Y.Y., he has not been found.

The Incident

Ahmet Yıldız (b. 1982), the son of a family from Urfa, left his partner İbrahim Can at home and went out to get ice cream on the night of 15 July 2008. He was 26 when 5 bullets allegedly fired by his father Yahya Yıldız killed him. He was a senior in Marmara University’s Physics Department and was preparing for his last finals to complete his studies. Though he tried to get away from the aggressor by running to his car and starting it, he could not get far because of 3 injuries to his chest; he lost control of the steering wheel and crashed into a pharmacy’s wall. He died there. His corpse was not claimed by his family and was only received days later by his uncle at Yenibosna Forensic Medicine Institution.


CHP Toprak’s Motion to Investigate LGBT Problems

Source: “İstanbul Milletvekili Toprak, LGBT bireylerin sorunlarının araştırılmasını istedi,” (“Istanbul Parliamentarian Binnaz Toprak Requests an Investigation into the Problems of LGBT Individuals,”) Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi, 15 February 2013, http://www.chp.org.tr/?p=104475

Note: Motion was rejected after parliamentary vote on 29 May 2013.

Istanbul MP Binnaz Toprak requested a Parliamentary Research to determine the problems of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people, their reasons and solution offers. Here is the motion of Istanbul MP Binnaz Toprak for a study on the problems of LGBT individuals.


Individuals regarded as the “other” by the state and society, are discriminated against not only on the grounds of their race, religion, language, gender, sect, ethnic origin, and political views but also because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. In this sense, the policy of denial, violence, and discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) citizens remains unchanged. LGBT individuals are oppressed by the majority’s pressure politically, economically, socially and psychologically.