Tests show Japanese woman is daughter of late champion Süleymanoğlu
Dinçer Gökçe - ISTANBUL
If the Japanese woman becomes Süleymanoğlu’s legal inheritor, his inheritance will be distributed among his four children.
Bulgarian-born Süleymanoğlu, the diminutive “pocket Hercules,” died in November 2018, a month after undergoing a liver transplant surgery. The 50-year-old had been suffering from cirrhosis for a long time.
Süleymanoğlu’s daughters from his Turkish wife had opposed exhuming his body from the grave, but the court decided to move on with the procedure and demanded for samples to be collected from the late champion’s remains for a DNA test.
After the report prepared by the forensic medicine institute enters the paternity case dossier, the Japanese woman will be entitled to claim her share in Süleymanoğlu’s inheritance, according to the source.
The late champion’s inheritance includes four or five properties with an estimated combined value of 2 million Turkish Liras (around $370,000).
The sources also said four months prior to his death, Süleymanoğlu had transferred 2 million liras to his brother’s bank account. He raised the money by selling a land plot in the Mediterranean province of Antalya.
“We believe he wired the money to his brother because he did not want the money to be inherited by his children. We will take legal action regarding this money,” the source, who asked not to be named, added.