Former Middlesbrough FC star Tuncay Şanlı accused of ‘cheating with friend’s wife’
Tuncay Şanlı (L), Melis Sayım (C) and Seyhan Şişko
Middlesbrough’s former Turkish striker Tuncay Şanlı has been accused by his ex-girlfriend of cheating on her with a friend’s wife during her pregnancy.
Demirören News Agency reported on Sept. 18 that Melis Sayım sued Şanlı claiming 20,000 Turkish Liras in monthly child support for their son, who was born in June out of wedlock.
Claiming that Şanlı did not cover any of the expenses of their child, Sayım said the former football star had cheated on her for two months during her pregnancy.
“He cheated on me with a friend’s wife,” Sayım said in her petition, referring to Seyhan Şişko.
Şanlı defended himself at the Anadolu Family Court in Istanbul a few weeks ago, claiming Sayım had promised him not to demand anything if he let her give birth, as “otherwise she would have been unable to have another child due to a health condition.”
The ex-footballer also claimed the woman tried to “improve her standard of living even though she has rent revenue from a house and two offices in Istanbul and Berlin.”
The legal case continues.