A 62-year-old man who appeared on a TV marriage program to find a new lover after killing his two former wives said women should not be afraid of him because he has learned his lessons from his previous mistakes.
“Women left me after I told them that I murdered my previous two wives. That’s why I openly told them. I spent 14 years in prison. I have changed my ways,” Sefer Çalınak told daily HaberTürk after the program. “The woman who will marry me should not be afraid of me killing her.”
Çalınak also said he would give his salary to his next wife.
Çalınak shocked the host of Flash TV’s “Ne Çıkarsa Bahtına” (The Luck of the Draw) and the audience on May 7 when he casually admitted to havıng killed his two previous wives, stressing that he was now an “honest person looking for a new wife.”
The host of the TV program asked Çalınak to leave after hearing the story, but he kept saying he was a victim of “destiny.”
Çalınak was reportedly released from prison twice, thanks to a government amnesty, without ever having completed his full sentence.
‘Accidently killing wife with an ax’
His first spouse was his cousin, Fadime, with whom he ran off with when they were both aged 17, after the girl’s family tried to force her to marry a widower. The two lived together with Çalınak’s family for five months, but then things started to change, he said.
“Her behavior changed. The nephew of the man who wanted to marry her started to come to our village. I was jealous and I killed her, in a way,” Çalınak said.
“I served my sentence. I was released after four years and six months with an amnesty, despite being given a 13-year, 9-month jail term in the first place,” he added.
After being released from prison, Çalınak married another woman, with whom he had two children, but they eventually separated.
He then had an affair with a woman who was already married and who had promised him that she would divorce her husband for him, but Çalınak said she went back on her word.
“I killed her after she attempted to kill me. She was accidently killed when I swung an ax,” he said.
After the second murder, Çalınak was sent to prison again, but he was later released in another amnesty.