Knife Attack on Young Trans Woman in Istanbul’s Şişli District

In the early hours of August 10 at approximately 04:00, two men injured a trans woman by the name of Ada Su with a knife in Istanbul’s Şişli neighborhood.

Source: “İstanbul Şişli’de Genç Trans Kadına Bıçaklı Saldırı” (“Knife Attack on Young Trans Woman in Istanbul’s Şişli”), Pembe Hayat, 10 August 2015, http://www.pembehayat.org/haberler.php?id=837

Ada Su, a young trans woman, was attacked early this morning. The attack happened on the street where she works after the woman said “no” to two men on a motorcycle who asked her, “Are you working?” The attackers, who got off their motorcycle, stabbed the young woman in three places with the sharp weapons they were carrying. The attackers then got back on their motorcycle and fled the crime scene after robbing the young woman.

Ada sustained severe injuries to her leg and was taken to the hospital by her friends. After receiving 17 stitches in her leg during surgery, the young trans woman was discharged and taken to the hotel where she lives.

Ada went to the police station to file a complaint about her attackers following the attack and hospital treatment. Police requested that city surveillance cameras be examined to find descriptions of the two attackers, whose identities have yet to be determined. The attackers, whose identities will be verified through the recordings from the surveillance cameras, will be charged with voluntary injury of another person and robbery.

Friends of Ada, whose financial situation was indicated to not be good, have made a call for solidarity.

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