According to Advocate.com and Transgender Europe, the murder
took place on Sunday 31 July after the pair met for sex via the
The meeting allegedly became violent when when the man - who has
not yet been named - discovered his victim was transgender.
TGEU member Pembe Hayat wrote on the official website: "The
murderer is a 26 years old man, who met with didem on facebook and
agreed to have sex by paying her - didem is a sex worker.
interestingly, the murderer is a fugitive soldier."
"He was caught by the police just after the murder after the high
level of noise coming from the victim. he confessed to the police,
'i thought that she was a woman, but she was a travesti. after
learning this, i killed her'."
A silent protest is expected to to be held in central Istanbul
at 6pm today.