A British woman who reported being raped while on holiday in Turkey said she was told by police: ‘If you were raped, you should have missing finger nails and scratches from the struggle.’
The 48-year-old suffered the horrific ordeal in the resort of Marmaris, but said officers breathalyzed her when she recounted the attack.
She was shocked by callous treatment she received from police after the attack.
The attack happened in the resort of Marmaris, where the woman was holidaying with her 20-year-old daughter in May
The woman, who was on holiday with her 20-year-old daughter, told The Sunday People: ‘They clearly thought if you had been drinking, then someone can rape you and that’s OK. I was outraged.’
She said: ‘They treated us like dirt – as if we were the ones who had committed a crime.’
She said a barman had offered to take her and her daughter to a kebab shop, but instead he and two men had led them to shops with apartments above them.
While walking down the street, she had flirted with the man, holding his hand and kissing him.
Because this was captured on CCTV, a judge rejected the case.
The woman was breathalyzed and then made to return to the scene of the attack in order to identify the flat where she was raped
The men told them to wait in a flat while they got food, but when they refused her attacker grabbed her bag – which contained the pair’s passports and money – and ran up a stairwell.
The woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, chased him, but once inside the building the man forced himself on her.
She was also told to return to the scene to point out where she had been raped, she said.
When the three men were brought to a police station she identified the man, before a long wait before she was taken to see a prosecutor.
It was the prosecutor who questioned the lack of scratches. After learning the case was not proceeding, the woman said she was horrified, and urged women not to go to Marmaris.