A man in the western Turkish province of Bursa has thanked police officers after he was detained for killing his wife by slitting her throat.
“I thank the homicide detectives,” Kazım Korur, 80, told journalists on Dec. 10 as he was transferred from a police center to a courthouse.
“I regret that I killed her, but what can I do? She provoked me with all the hooting and hollering, so I did it,” he added.
Fatma Korur, 66, died on Dec. 9 after her husband took a kitchen knife and fatally wounded her from the throat amid an argument at their house in Bursa’s Yıldırım district.
Kazım Korur was arrested and sent to a prison.
A number of court rulings in Turkey were criticized in the recent past for reducing the sentence of murderers on the grounds that they showed “good conduct” during the trial or because the victim “provoked” them before the crime.