84. Selamet Yesilmen

The 44-year-old Selamet Yesilmen was a mother of five children and lived in the Nusaybin district of Mardin.

Mardin/Nusaybin, Southeastern Turkey

6. November 2015

Selamet Yeşilmen was murdered in front of her house in the Nusaybin district of Mardin, where curfew and clashes took place on November 6, 2015. According to the preliminary autopsy report of the 44-year-old mother of five children, “metal fragments” from Yeşilmens chin and thighs were removed and many wounds from these fragments were found on her body. It was also determined that Yeşilmen died as a result of a fractured bone and injury to internal organs caused by these metal fragments. It was decided that the six metal pieces removed from her body should be sent to the Forensic Medical Institute for ballistic examination to determine what kind of ammunition it was. In one of the testimonies before and after the incident, Nujen Tekstil, who was across the street, reported that the armored vehicles were there before the incident and remained there after the ammunition was fired.

Current legal situation
According to the latest media update, despite three years of investigation, no progress has been made on the file. The public prosecutor’s office rejected the request, despite the pictures of the armored vehicle near the scene of the crime and the testimony of witnesses, on the grounds: “There is not enough evidence, we cannot find the perpetrators”.

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