This Woman Killed Her Abusive Husband & Is Getting Kudos From Around the World

A woman has gained international fame practically overnight, after allegedly killing her abusive husband when he physically over-powered her and threatened to sell her into prostitution. Cilem Dogan, 28, was photographed giving a thumbs-up sign and said she had "no regrets" as she was escorted to jail after admitting to killing her 33-year-old husband Hasan Karabulut.


The Turkish mom of one also wore a rather poignant shirt that read, "Dear past, thanks for all the lessons. Dear future, I am ready." According to the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News, the July 9 killing ended what Dogan called a "long pattern of abuse" that began just 28 days after they were married.

Investigators also told the newspaper that she had filed police reports against him in the past. As for the day he died, Dogan said that Karabulut had told her to pack her bags, because he was "planning on taking her to the city of Antalya and pimping her out as a prostitute to make money."

He allegedly attacked her when she refused. She said, "When I opposed, he beat me. He pushed me on the bed and the pistol under the pillow came into my mind. I grabbed it and shot him repeatedly. Then I took my daughter and left the home."

She said that she had tried to leave him before, after he took her into a forest to beat her and try to force her to become a prostitute, but she found out she was pregnant shortly after, and decided to stay. It didn't stop the alleged violence though -- she said that he beat her again and tried to force her into prostitution when she was seven months pregnant, and even beat her while she was giving birth.

According to reports, she eventually filed for divorce, but didn't go through with it when he threatened to hurt her family. Geez, no wonder she felt like she had no choice, if that was the life she had with her husband.

When she was questioned by investigators, she told them that she did what she had to do. She said, "Will women always die? Let some men die too. I killed him for my honor."

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Turkey is one of the world's worst places to be a woman right now, with approximately 40 percent of females being abused. An estimated 28,000 women were abused in 2013, and more than 200 killed. The Hurriyet Daily News reports that more than 100 women have been killed by men in the country in 2015 alone.

No wonder people around the world have flocked to stand up for Dogan. It's a way to give hope to other women in similar situations, and hopefully a wake-up call to abusers that females are not powerless. Just take a look at some of the support she's gotten online:



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