Turkish woman kills husband after he gets jealous over seller’s ‘compliment’ for picking a good watermelon
A Turkish woman has said she killed her husband in self-defense after he got jealous when a seller in a local market complimented her for picking the right watermelon.
Demirören News Agency reported on Oct. 23 that 28-year-old Nurcan Saraç faced the judge for the first time since her arrest in the southern province of Antalya in June.
According to court documents cited by the agency, the mother of two was shopping with her husband, Cengiz Aydın, in a local market in the Kepez district on June 4.
Saraç told the court that she picked a watermelon but her husband claimed that it was not a good one.
“The seller told us that I was right. These words angered my husband and he got jealous,” the woman said.
Their argument turned into a fight when they arrived at their home. Saraç stabbed Aydın when he allegedly attempted to choke her.
“He was drunk. He threatened to slit my throat. I locked myself in our bedroom, he broke the door and slapped me,” the woman said.
“I had taken a knife from the kitchen to defend myself. It struck my husband when he fell over me on the bed. ‘What did you do, my Nurcan?’ he had asked me. I thought he was joking,” she added.
The trial at Antalya’s Sixth Heavy Penal Court was adjourned to hear witness testimonies in the next session.
Saraç, who faces up to 24 years in jail, remains under arrest awaiting trial.