Dad is identified only as OSMAN Y. No mention of a mother in this story.
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT
Man sold daughter for TL 5,000, reports say
2 February 2012 / TODAY'S ZAMAN, İSTANBUL
A man allegedly sold his 12-year-old daughter to a 54-year-old man in return for TL 5,000 and even signed a contract for the deal, Turkish newspapers reported on Thursday.
The incident took place six years ago but only came to light last week, when a number of newspapers reported on it. According to the press stories, Osman Y., father of then-12-year-old girl E.Y., sold his daughter to Yusuf A. in exchange for TL 5,000. Reports also noted Yusuf A., who was 54 at the time, was the employer of Osman Y.'s older son.
The two men even signed a handwritten sales agreement, a copy of which was published in Turkish newspapers on Sunday. The contract, apparently prepared by “the seller,” dated Feb. 12, 2006, features a paragraph written by Osman Y., which reads: “I have sold my daughter for TL 5,000. I handed my daughter E.Y. to Yusuf A. on Feb.12, 2006. I have received the payment in cash. My daughter will be under control of Yusuf A. from the above-mentioned date on. I give my consent as a father. The contract has been signed. The girl has also given consent and signed the contract.”
Yusuf A., who divorced his wife and has four children, allegedly took the girl to a hotel in Kemer, in Antalya, and allegedly raped her. E.Y. continued to attend school as she was held by Yusuf A.
When E.Y.'s guidance counselor asked students to write down something which bothered them, E.Y. left the classroom crying. Then, she told her teacher she had been sold by her father to her brother's boss. The teacher reported the case to the police.
A court case against Yusuf A. has been under way since 2006; however, there were contradictory reports in Turkish newspapers as to the details of the case. The most recent session of the trial took place on Wednesday in the Antalya 1st High Criminal Court.
Newspaper reports said Yusuf A. testified in court, denying he had had sexual intercourse with E.Y., but was arrested after his testimony on Wednesday. The next hearing is scheduled to take place in March. Also in Wednesday's hearing, a witness statement from a hotel receptionist that was read out confirmed Yusuf A. had brought the child to a hotel. However, it was not clear at what point in the judicial process this testimony was given.
It wasn't clear where E.Y. is currently residing.