17 Ocak 2018 Çarşamba
Batman May-December Wedding Lightly Attended
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(Milliyet Newspaper, 17 January 2018)
That's Robin on the left, from M.S.Ö.'s second marriage...
In a village near Batman city, M.S.Ö. (68), the village chief, who has
nearly 30 children from 4 wives (!), has married his fifth wife, A.B., the
19-year-old daughter of a village shepherd. The wedding was held a
week ago and M.S.Ö. hired a luxury wedding hall for the occasion.
However, since this was his fifth marriage and the difference in bride-
groom ages was 49 years, his relatives looked askance at the betrothal
and did not attend.
Villagers had to be given 50 TL each to fill the wedding venue.
Even M.S.Ö.'s children did not come to the wedding, which was seen
by just a few onlookers. Nevertheless, pictures were taken of the happy
couple dancing in the nearly empty hall. In the end, M.S.Ö. asserted
that they hadn't gotten married and that the wedding ceremony was a
formality of sorts. As for A.B., she said she just wanted to wear a
wedding gown, adding that "we didn't get married, we just danced to