More than 200 people gathered near
Istanbul's Taksim Square on Sunday to protest the murder of Hande
Kader, a transgender woman.
Kader's mutilated and burned body was
found on August 8 in the city's high-end Zekeriyakoy neighborhood.
Kader, 22, led a protest in June
against the government's decision to ban Istanbul's annual LGBT Pride
According to Turkish daily Sabah,
Kader, a sex worker, was last seen getting into a client's car in
Carrying banners which read “justice
for Hande Kader” and “trans lives matter,” the protesters vowed
to not rest until Kader's killer is found. The protest was closely
monitored by riot police.
that 41 transgender and gender diverse people were killed in Turkey
between January 2008 and December 2015, the highest rate in Europe.