METRO…The sister of an alleged “honour killing” victim screamed with anguish at her father as she faced him across a courtroom today.
Nuray Guler shouted in Turkish and gesticulated wildly at Mehmet Goren during an outburst as she gave evidence at his murder trial.
Mrs Guler, 28, let out a prolonged and piercing wail before walking out of the court in tears.
Mehmet Goren is alleged to have killed Mrs Guler’s sister Tulay, after consulting with brothers Ali and Cuma, because she fell in love with the wrong man.
The 15-year-old schoolgirl went missing in January 1999 and her body has never been found, Old Bailey jurors have been told.
Mrs Guler today told the court that her father had threatened to kill Tulay the day before she disappeared.
Cross-examining her later, Michael Turner QC, for Mehmet, asked her why she had not said this to police.
Mrs Guler, speaking through a Turkish interpreter, became emotional and turned to face her father as she replied: “I did not think that this would be possible.
“I still can’t think that it is possible, because a father could not do such a thing. I never believed, not even…”
Mrs Guler stretched her arms out in front of her and shook her fists as she shouted at her father in the dock, without leaving the interpreter time to translate the rest of what she said.
She ended the outburst with a prolonged scream before Mr Justice Bean ordered her to be taken out.
He told the interpreter not to translate what she said.
After a brief adjournment, she again turned to face Mehmet from the witness box and addressed him in Turkish.
But the judge stopped her, saying while he appreciated giving evidence was a “stressful experience” for her, she must not “make speeches” and only “answer counsels’ questions”.
During further cross-examination, Mr Turner asked whether her mother Hanim – who has also given evidence against Mehmet in the trial – had told her what to say.
“Never,” replied Mrs Guler. “My mother wants me to be kept away from everything. She wants me not to get involved in anything but I am not my mother. I am not scared as she is. I have no fear.”
Mehmet, 49, together with Cuma Goren, 42, and Ali Goren, 56, deny murdering Tulay on January 7 1999. They also deny conspiracy to murder her boyfriend Halil Unal between May 1998 and February 1999.