Turkish man marries niece, disappears
Hürriyet photoA 30-year-old Turkish man married his 24-year-old niece in Istanbul before disappearing with her once their familial relationship was revealed, daily Habertürk reported.
The woman, a university student, ran away with her uncle when her parents found out about her marriage, still unaware that the husband was her uncle. The family learned the identity of their son-in-law after subsequently applying to the relevant authorities.
The couple then disappeared, apparently running away together.
The marriage was annulled by authorities although the officials that conducted the marriage were cleared of any crime by the district governor’s office due to the difficulty of obtaining information about the couple’s blood relationship.
Despite this, the woman’s family is still in the process of filing a lawsuit against the officials.