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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 29 September 2015)
(Over-) protective parents Birol and Yasemin D.
According to a report from BBC's Övgü Pınar, father
Birol D. (40) and mother Yasemin D. (36), who live in
Syracuse on the Italian island of Sicily, concocted as an
incredible plan to send their daughter to their relatives in
Serinhisar district of Denizli province because she has
become "too Westernized".
Ayşegül D., the daughter, who was born in Italy, was told by her
parents last April that a relative in Serinhisar had been in an
accident and that the entire family had to go to Turkey. However,
when Ayşeygül reached Serinhisar she was allegedly held captive
by the relatives and her passport and phone were taken from her.
When Ayşegül's friends in Syracuse didn't hear from her, they
informed the Italian police, who then arranged through Interpol
and the Italian Consulate in Izmir to have Turkish police raid the
relatives' house in Serinhisar. Ayşegül was rescued and returned
to Italy at the beginning of September.
Ayşegül attends Whatsamatta U. in Syracuse.
Based on Ayşegül's statement and telephone monitoring, it
was determined that parents Birol and Yasemin D. were behind
the kidnapping plan and they were taken into custody in Italy.
HaberTürk reached Ayşegül's uncle in Italy, who had this to say:
"three years ago Ayşegül was out on the streets until midnight.
She started wearing revealing clothing and her father warned her
about it. Ayşegül complained to authorities about this and she
was moved to a shelter, where she stayed for two years. Then,
by her own choice, she returned home. In April they went to
Turkey on vacation and Ayşegül wanted to stay there in Denizli
with her grandmother. But then she called police for help. Now
her parents are in custody and in a difficult situation. I think
Ayşegül has psychological problems."
Serinhisar district is in central Denizli province.