Turkish film highlights gay honor killing (AP)

FILE - Jan. 2012 file photo of the poster of the film 'Zenne Dancer,'  in Istanbul, Turkey. Shortly after coming out to his parents in 2008, Ahmet Yildiz, a gay, 26-year-old student was gunned down inside his car by his father, in a crime that shocked Turkey and was billed as the country's first reported gay honor killing.  The award-winning film, inspired by Yildiz's tragic story, and which opened in some 50 cinemas in Turkey last week is putting the spotlight on homosexuality in the Muslim country which is seeking European Union membership but remains influenced by conservative and religious values. (AP Photo/Sara Anjargolian/CAM Film/File, Handout)AP – Shortly after telling his parents he was gay, Ahmet Yildiz was gunned down inside his car by his father in Istanbul. It was Turkey’s first officially recognized gay “honor killing.”