Man’s wife and lover give birth on same day in Turkey’s southeast
Mesut Hasan Benli
The man (C), his wife (L) and his lover
A man’s wife and lover gave birth on the same day in southeastern Turkey.
The 36-year-old man, identified in court documents as Nazım A., had married 27-year-old Hülya in 2008. The couple has four daughters.
The man worked at an emergency room of a hospital in the Şanlıurfa province and began a secret affair with a doctor from the same hospital earlier this year.
Soon after giving birth to their fourth daughter, Hülya A. discovered her husband had had an affair and the other woman gave birth on the same day. The man went to the hospital for his lover’s labor instead of his wife’s.
When questioned by his wife, the man admitted the affair. “You gave me four girls but she gave me a boy,” he said.
Hülya A. filed for divorce and sued the man for threatening her and took their three daughters.
The court issued a preliminary ruling this week, giving full custody of their daughters to the mother and filed a restraining order against the man to prevent him from approaching the woman.