December 9, 2011
This Is Some Of The Saddest Shit I've Read About Int'l Gays
This beautiful Turkish man was gunned down by his own father after he told him about his relationship with his loving partner. From Pink News:
"Ibrahim Can, the partner of Ahmet Yildiz, a gay man shot dead in a reported “honour killing” in the Turkish city of Istanbul, will speak about his experience at London’s SOAS tomorrow.
Ahmet Yildiz was 26 when he was shot outside his apartment building in the summer of 2008.
His father, Yahya, is believed to be on the run after the death of his son. He allegedly shot Ahmet after he revealed his relationship with Can.
Can fled to Germany on the advice of his consulate on the night of the killing.
Speaking to PinkNews.co.uk in 2008, he described homophobia in Turkey as “unbelievably bad”.
“I can only speak for the Istanbul area but in the countryside it is much worse. In the country honour plays too strong a role for the family,” he said.
“Apart from giving my statement to the press, I as an individual have absolutely no chance to bring his parents to justice for this murder of their son and my partner.”"
Posted by Bill Chenevert