Mother of Nadira Kadirova: Şirin Ünal, you killed my daughter, my angel

This article was originally published by Bianet on 28 July 2020. The original can be found here.

The mother of Nadira Kadirova has shared a video about the death of her daughter on the Twitter account of his son Muhammed Ali Kadirov.

Domestic worker Kadirova (23) from Uzbekistan was found dead on September 23, 2019 in the house of Şirin Ünal, an MP from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). She was claimed to shot herself dead with Ünal’s weapon. The prosecutor’s office also concluded that there was a lack of grounds for legal action and closed her investigation file on March 5.

In the video shared on social media, the mother is heard to be saying, “Şirin Ünal, you do not have the right to live in this world. You killed my daughter. You killed my beautiful angelic daughter. You are a murderer.”

After sharing a photo from Hagia Sophia following the first Friday prayer on July 24, AKP MP Ünal received several comments reminding him of the death of Nadira Kadirova. Afterwards, he has locked his Twitter account.

What happened?

23-year-old Nadira Kadirova from Uzbekistan was a domestic worker caring for the ill wife of Şirin Ünal, an İstanbul MP for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

Kadirova was found dead in Ünal’s house on September 23, 2019.

Related: What is Behind the Suspicious Death of Nadira Kadirova?

It was alleged that she committed suicide with Ünal’s weapon. The post-mortem procedures of Kadirova were followed by Ünal’s chauffeur and the procedures that usually take longer were completed in a few days. After this swift post-mortem examination, the deceased body of Kadirova was sent to her home country and laid to rest there.

The death of Kadirova was found suspicious. While women kept asking “What happened to Nadira?” on social media, the MPs of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and Felicity Party (SP) brought the issue to the Parliamentary agenda.

In March 2020, the prosecutor’s office gave a decision of non-prosecution. (EMK/SD)