Turkish man discovers ‘all his life was a lie’ devised by cheating wife
Fırat Alkaç - ISTANBUL
More than two decades after getting married, a Turkish man has discovered that his three children were actually biologically another man’s as his wife had been cheating on him.
“All my life was built on a lie,” the 45-year-old pastry cook Necdet Ç. said, adding that his wife not only cheated on him with another man, but also duped him into gifting an apartment to her.
The couple’s extraordinary marriage was in the headlines of Turkish media this week after the man sued for divorce from his 37-year-old wife, identified only as İlkay Y.
The woman, who had ran away with another man, told Necdet Ç. that he cannot get their children’s custody because they were fathered by another man.
“We were from the same village. After we married, my father-in-law told me to gift our house to my wife to protect the property from potential foreclosures as I had also opened a pastry business. I accepted it under pressure,” Necdet Ç. said.
“I was working eight hours a day but my wife was always at home. It seemed that she was cheating on me when she went and usually stayed at her father’s house,” he added, noting that a DNA test proved that he was not the father of the three children.
The man said his wife “escaped” with their children some six years ago and lived in Istanbul but “constantly changed addresses” with the man that he thought was the real father.
“I was there when they were born in the hospital. I was the one who embraced them, who took them to school. Now I learn that all my life was a lie,” he said. “If I also permanently lose the ownership of that house, I will remain with nothing. But I have no expectation from her. I only wish that God punishes her and that man.”