Turkish man seeks new partner on TV show after murdering wife, lover

62-year-old says he killed first wife because her behavior "irritated" him, murdered subsequent lover because he thought she was after his money.

By REUTERS
May 9, 2014 23:05
Sefer Calinak

Sefer Calinak on "Luck of the Draw".. (photo credit: YOUTUBE SCREENSHOT)

 
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A man who appeared on a Turkish television dating show in search of a new partner shocked the audience by revealing he had murdered his former wife and a former lover.

Sefer Calinak, 62, told Flash TV's "Luck of the Draw" he had served prison sentences for each of the murders and had been released under an amnesty program.

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"I'm an honest person looking for a new wife," he told the show, saying he killed his first wife because he was "irritated" by her behavior and murdered a subsequent partner because he thought she was after his money.

Calinak was asked to leave the show by the host, prompting applause from the studio audience, in an episode which made headlines in Turkish newspapers.

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