Turkish energy executive accused of ‘treating his wife like sex slave’
Özge Eğrikar - ISTANBUL
A corporate executive heading an international firm’s energy department in Turkey has been accused of treating his wife like a sex slave in his “harem.”
According to a petition recently filed at the Istanbul Family Court, the man, identified only with the initials O.T., had married his wife, identified only with the initials Ş.T., 31 years ago.
The woman’s lawyer, Binnur Kortun Ertek, said in the petition that she demands divorce and compensation because he had relationships with three women at work.
“The defendant has been living for himself. He was behaving as if my client was his slave and concubine. He treated her as if she was one of the concubines in his harem,” the petition said.
Claiming that O.T. has a salary of 300,000 Turkish Liras as well as 20 million Turkish Liras as savings in banks, the woman demands 10 million Turkish Liras in compensation.
She also wants 30,000 Turkish Liras as monthly alimony.
The executive is expected to file his defense in the upcoming hearings.