Man’s ex-wife, lawyer clash af­ter his death

Daily Sabah (Turkey) - - National -

A BUSI­NESS­MAN’S ex-wife won TL 20,000 ($4,800) from his lawyer for hav­ing an af­fair thanks, to the lawyer de­cid­ing to re­fer to the man as “dear lover” in his obit­u­ary. Ac­cord­ing to Habertürk news­pa­per, the Yıldırım Hold­ing’s owner Mehmet Yıldırım filed for di­vorce from his wife of 28 years, Ki­raz Ulu­soy, in 2009. In the case that took place in Bursa, he was rep­re­sented by his pri­mary school friend, iden­ti­fied in the story only by her ini­tials K.U.The case lasted 5.5 years, dur­ing which Ki­raz Ulu­soy got a court in­junc­tion on her ex hus­band’s as­sets, said to be around $500 mil­lion. He re­sponded by fil­ing a com­plaint, ac­cus­ing her of cheat­ing. The court di­vorced the cou­ple and or­dered the wife to pay the hus­band TL 20,000 in com­pen­sa­tion.

How­ever, af­ter the con­clu­sion of the case, Ki­raz Ulu­soy learned her ex and the lawyer were hav­ing an af­fair while they were mar­ried. She filed for a re­trial, and lunched a com­pen­sa­tion case worth TL 100,000 against the lawyer, ac­cus­ing her of break­ing up her mar­riage.

The lawyer de­nied the charge, and filed a counter claim worth TL 200,000 against the ex-wife. While the cases con­tin­ued, Mehmet Yıldırım died from a heart at­tack on Oct. 14 last year. The lawyer wrote an obit­u­ary at a lo­cal news­pa­per with the head­line, “My Dear Lover Memo,” and signed it with “Your Lover Kado.”

When sub­mit­ting the obit­u­ary, the court re­jected the lawyer’s com­plaint and or­dered her to pay TL 20,000 to the ex-wife. The hold­ing, that fo­cuses mainly on con­struc­tion, has 12,000 em­ploy­ees, is now run by his chil­dren Sahra and Hüseyin Can Yıldırım, both of whom were in the 100 Rich­est Turks list pub­lished last year.

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