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‘Mum, don’t die’: Murder of Turkish woman in front of daughter ignites anger

ANKARA, Turkey – The murder of a Turkish woman by her ex-husband in front of her daughter sparked outrage on Friday (Aug 23) after a video of the attack was published online.

“I don’t want to die,” Emine Bulut, covered in blood, is heard screaming to her 10-year-old child.

Her tearful daughter says: “Mum, please don’t die.”

The 38-year-old was stabbed to death in a cafe on Aug 18 by her former husband in the central Anatolian city of Kirikkale, according to the Hurriyet newspaper.

Bulut, who divorced her killer four years ago, later died in hospital.

Fedai Baran told police he killed his former wife with a knife he always carried with him, Turkish broadcaster NTV reported.

Her name was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and “I don’t want to die” (#olmekistemiyorum) was widely quoted on social media.

Dozens of protesters on Friday gathered in the capital Ankara to denounce the murder.

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