Police detain local man over stabbing UK citizen fiancé in Bodrum
BODRUMPolice have detained a cook in the western Turkish resort town of Bodrum after he reportedly stabbed his fiancé, a British citizen, in her throat and face.
The man, identified as 38-year-old Fatih Zencir, was detained at his home 10 hours after the attack.
The victim, identified as 41-year-old Faiza Drid, is in intensive care at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University Hospital due to her injuries.
The attack came after Zencir made a surprise marriage proposal to Drid at the airport in Bodrum back in April.
Zencir proposed at the Milas-Bodrum International Arrivals Terminal on April 18 by spelling out “Will you marry me?” on the control point’s exit floor in English with flowers and candles.
Drid lives in London and is a supermarket manager, but she accepted the proposal at that time.
However, around three months later on July 2, Zencir met once again with Drid on the beach, where he reportedly took out a knife from his pocket and injured her throat and face.
Police detained Zencir at a house in Bodrum’s Turgutreis neighborhood.
In his testimony to police he reportedly confessed to the crime, complaining that his fiancé was constantly going to bars in Bodrum, which he saw as “disgraceful.” He also said he was drunk when he attacked her.