Man jailed for taking son to Turkey in custody row

.

.

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter. Call me on (01865) 425373

A FATHER who abducted his six-year-old son and took him to Turkey for three months has been jailed at Oxford Crown Court.

Mustafa Duyus, 46, of Nightingale Avenue, Greater Leys, admitted committing the crime on Monday, September 2, last year when he left the country with Kubilay Ramazan.

Prosecutor John Law said that Duyus left for Istanbul from London’s Heathrow airport after telling his wife Adriana Wanat he was bringing the boy back to Oxford.

Mr Law said the boy’s mother waited for Kubilay to be brought back for around seven hours after she was expecting him before calling the police.

He told Judge Ian Pringle the offence had taken place against the background of a custody dispute between the two parents.

The barrister said a court order had been made last year barring either party from taking their son out of the country.

Mr Law said Kubilay was in Turkey for three-and-a-half months before his mother, with the help of solicitors, tracked him down and brought him back to the UK.

He added that the boy had been found sleeping on the floor, wearing shoes that were too small and was in a distressed state.

Harry Grayson, defending, said his client – who works in Turkish catering – had become concerned he was being replaced as the boy’s father by his wife’s new partner.

He said: “He felt he had taken him to a loving home and, wrongly, that he was doing the best thing for him at the time. But he has now learned his lesson and he does not expect to ever appear before these courts again.”

Mr Grayson added that Duyus, who split from his wife in 2012, did not accept the complaints that had been made about their accommodation in Turkey.

Related links

Judge Pringle told the defendant: “As is said time and time again, the fact that you are the natural father of Kubliay did not entitle you to act for your own purposes in taking him away from what was clearly the best place for him to be.

“The child’s interests are what are important and you completely ignored that in your behaviour last September.”

He sentenced Duyus to 20 months in prison and told him to pay a £100 victims’ surcharge when he is released.

  • Our top stories:

Sexual assault on woman in Oxford yesterday linked to earlier rape

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

4:35pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A WOMAN was sexually assualted in the city yesterday, in an attack police have linked to a rape over the weekend.

Update: Man bailed after teenager raped in city centre

Oxford Mail:

11:57am Saturday 20th September 2014

A MAN arrested after a woman was raped in the city centre on Saturday morning has been bailed.

UPDATE: Tributes paid to Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, who has died

Oxford Mail: South Oxfordshire District Council leader Ann Ducker

10:21am Monday 22nd September 2014

Ann Ducker, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, has died.

Corn Exchange's future debated

Oxford Mail: The Corn Exchange

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

The future use of the Corn Exchange will be discussed at a meeting tonight.

Minibus in accident near Littlemore

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

A minibus carrying a group of youngsters was involved in a crash with a car on the A4142 Eastern Bypass. Three adults, 10 teenagers and a child were involved in the crash.

Electricity line drama after fire wrecks shed in Yarnton

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

9:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

Electricity cables collapsed after a blaze in a large garden shed in Yarnton on Sunday.

Attacks prompt appeals for more police on the streets

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

TWO men were last night in police custody after two women were raped in Oxford.

Shoppers jump in to stop would-be shoplifter

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

SHOPPERS stopped a would-be thief from escaping from a Wallingford supermarket without paying for a trolley full of goods.

Schoolboy back on the ball after ceramic skull ‘miracle’

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

A YEAR ago schoolboy Ollie Kirk became one of the first people in the UK to have half of his skull replaced with a ceramic implant.

Source of chemical that killed fish untraceable

Oxford Mail: Environment Agency logo round

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

INVESTIGATORS have been unable to find out the source of a chemical that killed more than 4,000 fish in a Didcot stream.

A green and pleasant event for first Earth Trust runners

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

ICONIC landscapes greeted runners who took part in the Earth Trust’s inaugural 10k cross-country race round the Wittenham Clumps beauty spot.

Mystery Oxford pong is back, say residents

Oxford Mail: Pictures submitted by our readers of their memories of Didcot Power Station leading up to the demolition of three of the cooling towers.

7:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE mysterious ‘Oxford stink’ has returned for a third time, according to city residents.

Oxford youth hostel manager talks of blaze in laundry room

Oxford Mail: oxfordshire fire and rescue logo

7:10am Monday 22nd September 2014

A YOUTH hostel manager has described how a fire broke out in a laundry room.

Dancing in the streets as Charlbury holds its fair

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

MORRIS dancing, cow-milking contests and a Spitfire fly-past were the attractions at this year’s Charlbury Street Fair.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:28pm Sun 25 May 14

rowdy says...

Thats the problem with mixed marriages.........!!
!!!!
Thats the problem with mixed marriages.........!! !!!! rowdy
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree