Five-year-old child reunites with mother jailed for killing abusive husband
Eyüp Serbest - ISTANBUL
Aylin Işık, 26, had shot her abusive husband Cihangir Işık dead in their house in Istanbul’s Gazi neighborhood on Dec. 17, 2017.
The woman surrendered to the police after killing her husband.
In her testimony, she said she had suffered at the hands of her husband of five years, who beat her up every day and threatened to kill her several times.
“He pulled a gun on me, first aiming my head, then my neck. ‘You’re done,’ he had yelled at me. So I took the gun and shot him,” she said.
A court ordered to arrest her, sending her to jail. Her son was taken under temporary protection by the social services agency.
The child was later sent to his maternal grandmother, who lives in the Marmara province of Yalova. But, meanwhile, the father’s relatives filed for custody of the child.
After examining reports on the child’s family, including his mother and grandmother, the court ordered to send the five-year-old to stay with his mother in jail, saying that being with his mother would be more suitable for him than his father’s relatives.
The child reunited with his mother in jail on May 27.