Friday, August 19, 2011

Recep Celik, 17 Killed Marion Elizabeth Graham and Kathy Dinsmore, both 54 because he was told he 'couldn't marry daughter, 15' - 19th Aug 2011

Two women from Northern Ireland have been murdered in a forest in Turkey.

A 17-year-old Turkish teenager, named locally as Recep Celik, is said to have carried out the attack near Izmir after a row over marriage.

The women have been named by the Irish government as Marion Elizabeth Graham and Kathy Dinsmore, both 54.

The alarm was raised by Mrs Graham's daughter Shannon, 15, after the women, both believed to be from Newry, County Down, failed to return home from their trip earlier this week.

A Turkish news agency claims the girl's teenage boyfriend stabbed the women in a frenzied attack because he was not allowed to marry Shannon.

Other reports suggest that the reason behind the attack is that the Irish pair were trying to protect Mr Graham's 15-year-old daughter from an abusive boyfriend. Read More