Muslim Crier Who Shot Daughters Gets Three Life Sentences

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.

Photo shows the daughters of Emre Goktas, undated. Emre Goktas, 36, shot his three daughters to death in Trabzon, Turkey, on Aug. 31, 2021. (Newsflash)

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.

Three sisters, Yaren Goktas, 11, (the first one from the left in the front) Hiranur Goktas, 7, (the third one from the left in the back) and Elif Goktas, 4, (the second one from the left in the front) who were allegedly shot to death by their father Emre Goktas, 36, in Trabzon, Turkey on 31st August 2021. (Newsflash)

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.

Emre Goktas, 36, who allegedly shot his three daughters, Yaren Goktas, 11, Hiranur Goktas, 7, and Elif Goktas, 4, to death in Trabzon, Turkey on 31st August 2021. (@oflee__61/Newsflash)

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.