Aleyna Ağgül was only 18 years old when she died, after being sexually abused and attacked in the Iğdır province of Turkey. She left a note before her death that blamed Gökhan Argın, the father of her friend from high school, for her death.
However, the court released both Gökhan Argın and his son Göktürk Argın under judicial control on the grounds of lack of evidence, MA reports.
It was stated that father Argın, who saw Ağgül’s photos while looking at his son’s mobile phone, called the young girl to his office, blackmailed her with the photos and subjected her to rape.
Gökhan Argın admitted that he was in a relationship with the young woman. However, the court did not consider this as evidence that could be used in the conduct of a proper investigation. Neither was the note that Aleyna Ağgül left behind before her death.
When the father and son were released on condition of judicial control, on the grounds of “lack of evidence” after their statements were taken, Aleyna Ağgül’s family reacted to the release of the suspects.
Father Kemal Ağgül said that his daughter would not commit suicide and stated, “My daughter did not take her life, she was killed.”
The ‘We Will Stop Femicide Platform’ (KCDP), a woman’s platform monitoring femicides in Turkey, issued a statement on social media after Ağgül’s death, saying: “In the note that Aleyna Ağgül left behind in Iğdır, she blamed Gökhan Argın and his son Göktürk Argın for her death. However, the suspects were released. The investigation has to be carried out effectively, and all suspicions regarding Aleyna’s death have to be revealed.”
Aleyna Ağgül was buried in Iğdır Asri Cemetery and a forensic report will reveal the facts about her death. The release of the suspects without even waiting for the forensic report was also criticised by the KCDP women activists and the victim’s family.