Turkish court rules for divorce after man frequently invites friends to his house
Oya ARMUTÇU – Istanbul
A chamber of the Court of Cassation has ruled for divorce in a case in which the husband had frequently invited his friends over for dinner.
“Your house is not a restaurant; your spouse is not a cook,” wrote the head of the second chamber at the Court of Cassation, Ömer Uğur Gençcan, in a message he posted on social media.
The court ruling noted that the wife filed for divorce two years ago, claiming that she was subjected to violence and her husband often invited his friends over for dinner. The civil court in the Gerze district of the northern province of Sinop made a decision in favor of her and ruled for their divorce.
The husband, however, challenged the decision.
The second chamber at the Court of Cassation endorsed the lower court’s ruling.
The higher court said the man invited his friends despite his wife not approving it and he also committed violence against her.
The Court of Cassation previously ruled that inviting single male guests for overnight stay without noticing the spouse provided legal ground for divorce.