On that gloomy day of December, the nature was actually mourning the loss of that young girl. Under the bleakness of the sky, a huge congregation of people gathered to pay their last tribute to this brave 23-year-old woman.
The pages of history are filled with the repetitive stories of great courage, but such an example of extraordinary sacrifice is unlikely to occur again in the near future.
Tugce Albayrak was not an ordinary girl. She was a dreamer who always wanted to reach the heights of sky. She was a girl of great valor who was always ready to help others.
On that fateful day of November, when everyone tried to keep themselves away from the matter of girls who were being harassed, she intervened in the matter.
The girls were lucky as; Tugce albayrak was there to help them. But, fate was not on the side of Tugce as; the man followed her and hit her severely on her head. She was fatally injured and lost her battle of life on that very day of her 23rd birthday.
I’m feeling myself short of the words which can express the feelings of her grieved parents and their painful decision of switching off her life support.
Tugce you stepped into the matter when every other person tried to keep himself away from it. You were there to help those poor girls when every person tried to appear ignorant of them.
Tugce albayrak I owe to you because you stepped into that cruel world and raised your voice against the serious matter of woman harassment.
Tugce you’ll always remember for your “civil courage”.
May you rest in peace.