Istanbul police reveals child-selling exchange at airport
The mother of a four-month-old baby has been apprehended at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport while allegedly trying to sell her baby. DHA photoThe mother of a four-month-old baby has been apprehended at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport while allegedly trying to sell her baby for 1,000 Turkish Liras to a German family as part of a prearranged deal, according to daily Akşam.
Accompanied by her mother, the 22-year-old Turkmen woman, D.A., handed the baby, born out of wedlock, to a German woman of Turkish origin in an airport washroom.
But the German woman, N.B., left the baby in the washroom when she discovered that police would not permit her to proceed through passport control with the baby. She later called the police reporting a baby in the washroom.
Airport police discovered the alleged deal after examining security camera footage. Authorities subsequently deported D.A., her baby, as well as her mother.
N.B. was accused of attempting to change a baby’s ancestry but was subsequently released after providing testimony.