New murders have been added to the "bleeding wound" of Turkey - the incessant murders of women.

Seven women were killed within 12 hours since yesterday in Bursa, Adyaman, Erzurum, Sakarya, Istanbul, Denizli and Izmir, the Turkish news publication "Haberler" informed.

The crimes are identical according to the profile of the killers as well as according to the motives.

All of them were committed by men whose wives were living separately or were in the process of divorcing.

Tugba Ateshchi /41 years old/ from Bursa, mother of two children, was shot with a gun by her ex-husband Murat Demir /49 years old/, who subsequently committed suicide in order not to be caught by the police. 

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In the town of Adyaman, Tuba A.'s ex-husband, Kassam A., shot her in front of his bajanak and his nine-year-old son, whom he also wounded.

All three died in hospital as a result of their severe injuries.

Thirty-two-year-old Elif Saidam from the city of Erzurum was shot dead by her husband, Shafak Saidam, who had escaped from prison.

For seven days, doctors fought for her life, but without success. 

Ali Raza Aslan from the city of Sakarya shot his wife Ekrem Aslan (29 years old), with whom he was in the process of divorcing, and then committed suicide.

In Istanbul, forty-year-old Hakan Araz broke into the home of his ex-wife Emine Yülkü with a gun and shot her dead.

In the city of Denizli, a 30-year-old woman, an Afghan citizen, was stabbed to death by her husband, also an Afghan.

Forty-three-year-old Özlem Çankaya from Aliaga, Izmir County, was stabbed on the street with a knife by Ahmet Çankaya /48-year-old/, with whom she did not live in the same household, on her way out of work.

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