Istanbul, Aug 26 () - A Turkish businessman was killed by a Turkish man working for the Russian mafia in Ukraine, according to a report of his girlfriend’s testimony to the police.
Model Vijdan Vatansever said Cevdet Emir Şaşmaz was killed in Kyiv by a young Turkish man named Tarkan who was working for the Russian mafia, speaking to Turkish police in her testimony taken in Atatürk Airport after she arrive in Istanbul, according to daily Vatan.Vatansever told the police that she, Şaşmaz and a friend named Sevinç took a taxi as soon as they landed in Kyiv. She said Yılmaz told her a man named Tarkan would meet them there. They went to an old house with Tarkan, who later on told Yılmaz to come with him, she claimed.
“Tarkan told Cevdet the Russian mafia wanted him for a girl he raped. They started to fight. I and my friend were very scared and we could only watch what happened,” she reportedly said.
Tarkan killed Yılmaz with a knife before tying up the two women and leaving them in a room with the deceased businessman, she claimed. “In the morning, we had a breakfast with Tarkan. He threatened us to not tell anyone about this incident. We went to a shopping mall and bought new clothes,” she added.
Vatansever also claimed Tarkan took all of Yılmaz’s belongings, including 30,000 Turkish Liras and a ring.