Turkish father livestreams his suicide on Facebook because his daughter chose to marry without his approval
22:30, Tuesday, 24 October, 2017
Horrifying footage has emerged of a distraught father appearing to kill himself with a gun on Facebook live - because his daughter had chosen to marry without his approval. Ayhan Uzun, from Kayseri, central Turkey, can be seen speaking to the camera and unleashing a tirade of abuse against his family before putting a handgun to his head. The 54-year-old pulls the trigger on the count of three after saying his final words: 'Goodbye, I am leaving, take good care of yourselves.' Mr Uzun immediately collapsed to the floor in the footage, which has not been independently verified. He had earlier revealed that the reason for his suicide was the impending marriage of his daughter without his permission.
He said: 'I am livestreaming tonight, and it is my will, I do not want the ones who put me in this position to attend my funeral.' Mr Uzun, who was alone at his home, revealed that he only learned about his daughter's engagement in a telephone call.