Yesim Demir and Nizamettin Gursu were supposed to be, according to him, celebrating their brand new engagement with a picnic on the cliff side when a terrible accident took place.
They were on holiday in Turkey's picturesque Bozcaada district, and had planned to watch the sunset Cape Polente, the same spot Gursu claimed Demir had accepted his proposal.
But tragedy struck when, Gursu said, he went to get more supplies from their car and heard a scream.
He said he then realised Demir had vanished, having accidentally fallen off the cliff. She dropped 32 metres, and though she survived the July 6 fall, she died from her injuries the next day.
That is 42-year-old Gorsu's version of events:
"We chose the cliffs to have a romantic memory after the proposal. We drank some alcohol. Everything happened at once. She lost her balance and fell down," Gursu said at the time.
Now we know neither the police, nor her family, believe him.
More than five months later, Gursu has been arrested on suspicion of 'deliberate homicide'.
Police stated they found "signs of a serious argument" between the couple, including broken glasses and a broken speaker, signs of a violent struggle, at the scene.
During their investigation, they also found the ring Gursu claimed to have given Demir after she accepted his proposal was still in its box inside his pocket, casting doubt on his claim that she said yes.
Also poking holes in his story is Demir's family, who filed a criminal complaint leading to his arrest. They claimed she was planning to break up with Gursu, and would not have accepted a proposal. They also stated she suffered from panic attacks, was scared of heights, and would not have been close to a cliff's edge voluntarily.
Gursu is being held in custody pending trial.
According to the Monument Counter, a digital memorial for Turkish women killed by violence, at least 380 women have been killed by men so far this year in the country.
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