Both girls had made previous attempts on their lives in a similar manner in the days preceding the fatal suicide and had received treatment.
One of the girls had claimed to be in love with a boy and because she wanted to marry him had requested that she not be checked for her virginity.
Regarding the suicides the Izmir province social services director stated, “An event occurred as the result of an argument between two friends. There is no danger and it is not an event that is getting bigger. They did it in order to attract attention. We are giving therapy to the other children.”