Wednesday, August 24, 2005

No Ditch in Crawford for This Guy

We're talkin' a real Turkey:

A businessman from the Turkish city of Iskanderun has applied to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), demanding the U.S. and Great Britain pay him $1 billion in compensation each for his Russian wife divorcing him, RIA Novosti reported.

The man, who does not want to reveal his name, claims that his wife suffered severe mental stress due to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, fearing Turkey could intervene in the conflict, which resulted in her filing for divorce and returning to Russia together with their child. The couple had lived together for 10 years.

The lawsuit, described as the first of its kind, has been accepted by the ECHR.

Bet Cindy wishes she'd thought of this first.

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