After being caught, one of the people who attacked trans women with an iron stick threatened them by saying ‘I am not done with you’ in Ankara Bülbülderesi. The attacker was released pending trial.
Source: “Trans kadınlara demir sopayla saldıran zanlı: Sizinle işim daha bitmedi!” T24, 3 September 2016, http://m.t24.com.tr/haber/trans-kadinlara-demir-sopayla-saldiran-zanli-sizinle-isim-daha-bitmedi,358251
According to Pink Life’s news, the captured attacker went to trans woman S’s house pretending to be a customer and tried to extort her.
The attacker first left when the trans women did not file a complaint, but then came back with three others, in a car without a license plate, to threaten the women there.
The attacker was caught when the licence plate of the first car was detected. The attacker then threatened the trans women who went to the police station to identify him.
Rıza Yalçın Koçak, a lawyer from Pink Life Association, called the police headquarters to demand protection after the attacker’s attitude.
The policeman, who approved Koçak’s demand of protection on the phone, rejected the demand by saying ‘We are extremely busy, we cannot deal with you’ to the trans women.
The attacker was released pending trial.