Murder over affair with teenage girl shakes Turkish party
Bülent Taşpınar. DHA PhotoA member of Turkey's Workers' Party (İP) allegedly shot dead a district party head after the latter demanded that he end an alleged relationship with a 15-year-old girl, Doğan news agency has reported.
İP Eyüp head Bülent Taşpınar was allegedly shot at a cafe on Sept. 30 by Nurettin B. due to Taşpınar's insistence that the married suspect end a relationship with an underaged girl.
Taşpınar was reportedly lured to the cafe by Nurettin B., who proposed discussing the matter at the establishment. The conversation between the two soon turned sour, however, as the alleged assailant reiterated that he wanted to continue the relationship.
As the argument escalated, Nurettin B. allegedly produced a gun and shot Taşpınar before firing a second time, wounding another İP member, Özay Gökçe.
Nurettin B., a 34-year-old with one child, surrendered to police soon afterward before being subsequently arrested and dispatched to prison.