You truly can’t make this stuff up. Thanks to the Baron for sending the link. *L* KGS
WORLD’S SHORTEST MARRIAGE OF TURKISH WOMAN, GREEK MAN
NAPLES, APRIL 8 – Greek citizen Mihailis Kutsakiozis married last Saturday Turkish citizen Seval Kelebik in the Aegean town of Ayvalik, Turkey. An event which seemed to be a signal of reconciliation, but the historic conflict opposing these two peoples arose again all of a sudden: the wedding had lasted a little more than half an hour when the newly-married decided to file for divorce.
Greece and Turkey have had for centuries conflicting relations that range back from the Ottoman occupation of Greece to the Cyprus issue which is being resolved as late as recent times. According to today’s Zaman, right after having pronounced the ritual ‘I do’, the bridegroom showed a picture of his father, stating that he was killed by a Turk years ago. This triggered the rage of the Turks guests. The groom, who had declared his wish to spend all his life with young Seval if only the latter wished so, was expatriated right afterwards by the Turkish police.