Turkey: Former head of far right party's local women's wing found dead
The former head of a local women's wing of the far right Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) was found dead in her house on Thursday in the Taskopru district of Turkey's Black Sea province of Kastamonu.
The police who entered the apartment of Gizem Memioglu after reports by her family members that they were not able to reach her for some time found her dead in the house.
No information has yet been available on the cause of her death. The cause will be determined after a forensic analysis, the officials said.
Memioglu had served as the chair of MHP's women's wing in Taskopru till she recently announced her resignation in mid December.
Aykırı rockçı Başkandım, sizlerde oturtamadınız o kalıba görünce biliyorum çünkü ciddi aykırı. Artık müzik yapma zamanı ???? pic.twitter.com/Bl8SbMQiKY— gizem memioğlu (@gizemmeral1) December 11, 2021
Memioglu, who previously only rarely posted messages on Twitter, said on 12 December:
"I was an unusual rocker chairwoman, and I know you haven't been able to get used to me being under that hat, because it really is unusual. Time to make some music now."
MHP, in alliance with the Justice and Development Party (AKP), is part of the ruling bloc in Turkey.