Hatice Firat, of Mersin, Turkey, was happy with her boyfriend. At age 19, she ran away with him from her family, whom she told she was going to the supermarket. She was eventually spotted by her brother’s friend and then tracked down by her brother, Mahsun, who convinced her to tell him where she was staying and promised to keep the secret from their family.
Women carry Hatice Fırat’s coffin after the 19-year-old was killed in what appeared to be an honor killing. Fırat’s family refused to attend the ceremony. DHA photo
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