Turkish man arrested after threatening ‘to decapitate’ girlfriend

Turkish man arrested after threatening ‘to decapitate’ girlfriend


A man in the southern Turkish province of Antalya has been arrested for threatening “to decapitate” his girlfriend after wounding her with a knife. 

Ali Nafi Toksöz, 36, was detained by the gendermarie on Sept. 24 for assaulting his 22-year-old girlfriend at their shared apartment in the Manavgat district.

According to Demirören News Agency, Toksöz faced the judge on Sept. 26 after admitting he had beat and stabbed the woman’s legs several times and forcefully cut her hair. He described the attack as “an act of jealousy” after the woman sent a smiley-face emoji to a male friend on WhatsApp.

A neighbor who testified as an eyewitness at the trial told the court they heard the man shouting and threatening the woman that “when the ambulance arrives; I’ll cut your throat and throw your head in front of them.”

The woman, who survived the attack with broken bones and deep cuts, refused to speak to the press.

The court arrested Toksöz for “intentionally causing injury.”