Man kills friend for ‘not keeping promise on meal’ in Turkey’s Antalya
ANTALYA – Doğan News Agency
The incident occurred at around 11 p.m. local time at a wholesale market hall in Antalya’s Kepek district.
After shooting Mehmet Öztürk, a 40-year-old farmer who was married with one child, with a pump-action rifle, the 44-year-old man fled the scene.
Health teams were immediately called by security officials but Öztürk reportedly died at the scene. His body was taken to the Antalya Forensic Medicine Institute for an autopsy.
Antalya police captured the suspect just 15 minutes after the incident.
Testifying to police, the suspect reportedly told them that he had reconciled Öztürk with someone who the latter had problems with, after which Öztürk had promised to treat him to a meal and drinks. However, he got angry and killed Öztürk after he “failed to keep his promise” for one-and-half years, according to the suspect’s initial testimony.
The investigation into the killing is ongoing.