Turkish man rejects Russian girlfriend’s baby to ‘not raise an enemy’

Turkish man rejects Russian girlfriend’s baby to ‘not raise an enemy’

Damla Güler - ISTANBUL
Turkish man rejects Russian girlfriend’s baby to ‘not raise an enemy’

A Turkish dentist has admitted that the baby of a Russian woman was his, while denying his parental responsibility by oddly suggesting that he “does not want to raise an enemy.” 

Russian citizen Daria Biriukova met Turkish dentist Erkan Akıllı in 2015 and the couple started a two-year-long relationship, according to her.

Biriukova gave birth in March 2017 but filed a lawsuit against Akıllı this year, noting that the man stopped seeing her after he learned about the pregnancy.

“He doesn’t listen to his conscience. He never asked about his baby,” the woman told the 4th Istanbul Family Court in a recent hearing.

She demanded 15,000 Turkish Liras each month for child support, claiming that this amount “is lower than what he spends every week to buy clothes.”

After a DNA test proved paternity, Akıllı admitted that he is the father, but declined all the woman’s demands.

“We had a relationship not even for a week. I never promised her marriage or said I loved her. She used the baby against me, demanded money and sued me when I rejected it,” the dentist said.

“I told her that I didn’t want the baby. I don’t want to raise an enemy against me. He will understand me when he grows up,” he added.

Turkey, Russia, legal case