As the United States and Canada condemn the brutal murder of a 20-year-old female student in southern Turkey after an alleged attempted rape, Turkish women have posted photographs of themselves wearing black across social media, The Telegraph reported.
Özgecan Aslan, a psychology student at Çağ University in Mersin, southern Turkey, was missing for two days before her burned body was found on February 13 in a riverbed.
Turkish media widely reported that she was killed following an attempted rape and the case has provoked anger from Turkish women’s rights activists.
Following the news of her violent death, protests were carried out across the capital, Ankara, as well as Istanbul.
As well as the protests across the country, women also began posting pictures on social media wearing black, starting Monday. More than 3,000 pictures were posted on Instagram using the hashtag #ozgeceanicinsiyahgiy which means, wear black for Özgecan.