Activists of the Istanbul Feminist Collective held a march in Samatya district of Istanbul against recent attacks on elderly Armenian women, Bianet.org reported.
The protesters, carrying placards saying “Armenian women are not alone,” “I am Maritsa, I am Eva,” “Don’t touch my neighbor,” laid flowers in front of the house of 85-year-old Maritsa Kucuk who was brutally murdered on Dec. 28.
A number of attacks were committed against elderly Armenian women in their homes in Samatya over the past few months, one of which resulted in a death. The first attack in the past few months was on Nov. 1, 2012. A woman named Gonul A. was beaten by an intruder, and her valuables were stolen. On Nov. 28, Tuivat A. (87) was attacked inside her house. She lost one eye in the attack and her valuables were also taken. On Dec. 28, Maritsa Kucuk (85) was brutally murdered in her house, where she lived alone. In the fifth attack, Sultan Aykar (80) was stabbed as she entered her house.