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'Wife killer' given 25 yr jail sentence

A MAN who gunned down his estranged wife at their holiday home in the village of Doğancı, near Lefke, has been jailed for 25 years.

'Wife killer' given 25 yr jail sentence

İbrahim Erhalk, 61, had admitted shooting dead his wife, Nigar Tevfik Erhalk, with his hunting gun after a row on July 26 last year – making her the 18th woman to be killed at the hands of a partner in 10 years.

Lefkoşa Assize Court had been told that the tragedy happened after the London-based couple, who were going through a divorce, had travelled to the TRNC for a holiday. Mrs Erhalk had arrived about a fortnight before her death, her husband following later, neighbours said.

Mother-of-three Mrs Erhalk was said to have attacked her husband with a knife after discovering that he had disposed of their property.

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