Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Turkish man detained over killing, dismembering wife: reports

19 February 2015, 21:47

Istanbul - A mentally ill Turkish man has been detained for allegedly murdering his wife and dumping her dismembered body at a garbage dump in Istanbul -- the latest grisly killing of a woman in Turkey.

The murder came amid public anger over the murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old female student by a bus driver last week.

The man, 43-year-old Tahir Kart, reported his wife missing on Wednesday but later confessed to having stabbed her "in a fit of rage", private news agency Dogan reported.

Also read: Millionaire rams guard with car, charged with murder

Kart, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia 11 years ago, reportedly told police that he had chopped his wife's body into pieces and later dumped it.

The case comes after the killing of Ozgecan Aslan sent shockwaves through the entire country, with thousands taking to the streets since her death in an outpouring of anger on social media and allegations that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has not done enough to protect women.

On Wednesday around 15,000 people, all wearing black, marched near a university in Mersin, where Aslan was a psychology student.

According to the Platform to Stop Violence Against Women activist group, 294 women were killed by men in 2014


Tags turkey murder

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...