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What is Fatmagul's fault

Let me tell you about a story which you might never heard or read.
It maybe a fictional character but this story is so powerful that it will describe you "How powerful and weak women can be at the same time".
Originally titled Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? means What is Fatmagul's fault.
It was written by famous Turkish novelist "Vedat Türkali". Later on a movie based on this novel in 1986 was realised but couldn't get much response due to bold and challenging topic.

In 2010 it was again projected on media but this time as a daily soap in Turkey.
The plot revolves around a girl name Fatmagul, who lives in a village in Turkey with her brother and sister in law.
Fatmagul was engaged with a local fishermen and was hoping to marry him soon. On the night of engagement of a richest business man's son Fatmagul was working as helper to earn some money which she wanted to use later on for her wedding. Later that night she had to also see off her fiance who was going to the sea for fishing. She decided to complete her work and get early leave so she could see off her fiance on the seashore.
After the engagement ceremony the son of business man along his cousin and friends got drunk and took drugs to enjoy . They decided to go to the seashore where unfortunately Fatmagul was also heading to see off her fiance. Just when Fatmagul reached there she didn't see her fiance as he left already. She did saw four boys who were completely drunk, feeling scared she started running but was captured by the drunkards. She was ganged raped by 3 men and one of the four man whose name was "Kerim" did not rape her. But he also didn't realize that what was happening infront of him was rape as he was drugged by his friend. Kerim was not from a very rich background he was a local blacksmith and childhood friend of the richies who ganged rape Fatmagul.

The plot get really twisted when Kerim marry Fatmagul to protect her. Fatmagul didn't go to the police as her sister in law took money from the rapist to stay quiet. She was suppressed to accept everything and forget her childhood love her fiance. Her fiance also left her after hearing that she was gang raped and held her responsible for everything. Fatmagul lost all hopes to get justice and eventually had to marry the man who saw her being raped by 3 men. She started her life again after suffering from a severe trauma. She moved to Istanbul and started working as a waitress and started studying privately. She came back to life by the support of a women Maryam who found her in the woods when she was raped. She was actually the sister of Kerim. After wedding Fatmagul couldn't accept Kerim and hated him from core. Maryam helped her recover and come back to life. With her support and love Fatmagul stood up on her feet again.

It's a story about strength, justice and karma. A rape victim turned into a powerful women.
And how love can transform hate into an intimate relationship.
From a small whisper to a collective voice. How Fatmagul finally got justice and how she carried her life later on. The story revolves around all this. It is an incredible story of strength which will give you goosebumps.
The Daily soap Fatmagul has been broadcasted in 24 countries in their native languages.
Countries including Egypt, Afghanistan, Middle East, Pakistan and etc.
It is currently being repeated again in Pakistan by a Channel Urdu1.

The episodes are also available on youtube with english subtitles.
It will be really great if you watch it and give your feedback.
We need to have more soaps and movies like this and on this topic. In which women are portrayed strong even after going through battles of decades.
Here I'm also attaching the link of youtube where you can watch the episodes with english subtitles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwl-f9oBZCs

Let's support women who are victim of such acts and punish their rapist.
It is a great story to share and great novel to to read.

~Mahrukh Pasha
I dream of a rape free world

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