13 Nisan 2018 Cuma
Turkish Delight: 15 Years Later Not So Sweet
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(HaberTürk Newspaper, 13 April 2018)
Bankruptcy tied to Hazmi Bey having eaten too much
of the profits.
In Selçuklu district of Konya province, the case of the death of
wholesaler Sezai Çakar, whose body was found in a sack in 2003,
was reopened. Although there were wounds on his body and
evidence that he was strangled, Çakar's murder remained unsolved
until police assigned a 4-person team to look into it once again.
Police began by looking at about 50 shopkeepers who dealt with
Çakar at the time and then focused on the partnership of Recep
Dağ (61), his nephew Celalettin Dağ and Hazmi Dağ, whose
business involved 'lokum' (Turkish delight candy). The Dağ's
obtained sugar from Çakar.
The Dağ's' company went bankrupt after Çakar's murder and they
went to Russia (!) for a year and a half. Police determined that on
the day of Çakar's murder, the Dağ's talked multiple times on their
telephones and Recep Dağ called the police hotline '155' five times
After police took the Dağ family members into custody Hamzi
and Celalettin confessed to the murder. In his statement, Hamzi
said that "we were about to go bankrupt and were trying to just
stay afloat. We wanted raw material from Çakar on credit but
he demanded cash. We argued and Celalettin and I beat him
and then strangled him with a rope. We put his body in a sugar
sack and threw it in a field." Hamzi and Celalettin Dağ were
arrested and Recep Dağ was released.