Turkish man convinces wife to divorce over FETÖ links, marries lover
ISTANBUL – Dinçer Gökçe
Hayri Uğur, a 57-year-old businessman, and Hepşen Uğur were married since in 1998. The couple founded a textile company in 1995, which grew quickly and started to work with world-renowned companies. The wealth of the family is estimated to have reached 200 million Turkish Liras.
He told his wife that he might also face arrest or investigation, which may result in the seizure of their properties.
Hepşen Uğur applied to a court for the procedure, thinking it would only be a formality. In her petition, it was also stated that the parties would not ask for any financial compensation from each other.
After the couple divorced officially in July 2017, they moved to the United States with their two children. He told the family that they would live in Orlando, bought a house and enrolled their children to schools there.
He also said he had to go to Turkey to deal with the procedures to move his business to the U.S.
Hepşen Uğur applied to court to reverse the previous divorce decision, stating that her former husband defrauded her and swindled possessions from her.