ISTANBUL (AFP) - A Turkish man who was kicked out of a TV dating show after revealing he had killed his two previous partners made a stirring romantic pitch by vowing not to kill a third wife.
The audience of the Luck Of The Draw game show was gobsmacked on Thursday when Sefer Calinak, a bald 62-year-old contestant sporting a heart-framed name tag, calmly explained he was a convicted double murderer.
In an interview he gave after being asked to leave by the show host, the burly moustachioed man explained he killed his first wife - also his cousin - out of jealousy and his subsequent lover accidentally, "when I swung an axe".
"Women would leave me after I told them that I murdered my previous wives. But I spent 14 years in jail. I have changed," he told the Haberturk newspaper published on Friday.
Calinak described himself as an "honest person looking for a new wife" and added: "The woman who will marry me should not be afraid that I would kill her."