A mosque official who shot his three young daughters in the head with a pistol has been given three aggravated life jail terms by judges in Turkey.
Evil Emre Goktas – a muezzin crier who called Muslim worshippers to prayer – told the court he had killed them because he was depressed.
Goktas, 36, carried out the horrific slaughter in a tea garden in Of, Trabzon Province, on 31st August 2021.
He then called emergency services to confess and was arrested at the scene with the murder weapon.
All three sisters – Yaren, 11, Hiranur, seven, and four-year-old Elif – were declared dead by paramedics.
Gotkas told the 1st High Criminal Court: “I did not plan the event.
“I had no thoughts of killing, but at that time I was depressed.”
But an autopsy report from the Forensic Medicine Institute found that he had shot to kill.
The court found Goktas guilty of three counts of ‘deliberate killing of a descendant with a monstrous feeling’.
As well as three aggravated life sentences, he was sentenced to a further two years and six months behind bars and fined on firearms charges.
In Turkey, defendants sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment are only eligible for parole after serving a minimum of 30 years behind bars.