Syrian woman handcuffed and stabbed to death in southern Turkey

The body of the young refugee was found in her home days after family members reported her missing.

Tens of thousands of Syrians settled in Sanliurfa during the 11-year civil war [Getty]

An 18-year-old Syrian woman was found handcuffed and stabbed to death in her home in Sanliurfa, southern Turkey, earlier this week, according to local reports.

The woman’s body was discovered early Thursday by family members, prompting Turkish police to open an investigation, according to the Turkish News Agency. DHA.

The young woman – identified by police as Yasmine al-Jasim – had not been in contact with her family for several days, Syrian sources close to the family told Saudi media. al-Arabiya network.

The woman’s 13-year-old sister managed to break into the house by breaking through a window and using a key found by their father, the sources said.

The motives for this horrific crime were not yet known, but the murder shocked the large Syrian population of Sanliurfa.

According to a local charity protecting women from domestic violence in Sanliurfa, the woman had been married for two years.

After news of her death was reported, her husband reportedly suffered a nervous breakdown and was taken to hospital.

Al-Jasim’s husband worked in a car repair shop and has resided in Sanliurfa for many years after fleeing Syria during the 11-year civil war, according to al-Arabiya network.

Turkey officially withdrew from a treaty to combat femicide and domestic violence in 2021, despite widespread protests in the country.

According to the UNHCR, Turkey currently hosts some 3.6 million registered refugees from Syria.

Sharon P. Juarez