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Earthquake in Turkey & Syria: Turkish fiancée mourn the loss of bride that never will be

Earthquake in Turkey & Syria: Turkish fiancée mourn the loss of bride that never will be

Earthquake in Turkey & Syria: Turkish fiancée mourn the loss of bride that never will be

Earthquake in Turkey & Syria: Turkish fiancée mourn the loss of bride that never will be

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  • The earthquake killed more than 15,000 people in southern Turkey and Syria.
  • Yunus Emre Kaya and his fiancee Gulcin were planning their wedding.
  • Fiancee Gulcin was only 19 years old.
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KAHRAMANMARAS, Turkey: Yunus Emre Kaya and his fiancee Gulcin were planning a future together when the catastrophic earthquake struck on Monday.

Kaya said his final goodbye to his fiancee two days later, unzipping a black bodybag to identify her body in a sports hall where casualties from the disaster had been laid out. He kissed her goodbye.

They planned to marry in April.

“I was planning to clothe her with a wedding dress but now I will clothe her with a funeral shroud,” he said, weeping on the floor of the sports hall in Kahramanmaras, near the epicenter of the quake which killed more than 15,000 people in southern Turkey and Syria.

The 24-year-old textile worker, who met Gulcin three years ago after completing military service when she was only 16, claimed her death had left him numb.

“Imagine somebody tied your hands and feet and you cannot get up. There is no food, no water, no air,” he said. “This is how I am. I am like the walking dead.”

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Kaya was asleep at home when the earthquake occurred, “like an explosion,” shortly after 4 a.m. on Monday. He dragged his mother out into the street before sprinting for 10 minutes to Gulcin’s house.
He discovered her house in ruins. There were people in the rubble, as well as shouts from those trapped beneath it. He eventually discovered that Gulcin and her sister had also perished.

The couple had intended to marry last September but put the date out due to her father’s absence.

“She was saying: ‘Emre, I have

a feeling we won’t be able to do the wedding this time either’ and she was feeling sad,” he said. “It seems like she felt what would happen.”

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Kaya said his only hope was that neither Gulcin nor her sister suffered.

“And I just kiss them on the forehead. I opened (the body bag) and kissed her face. There is nothing else that smells this good. There is no other smell as beautiful as this.”

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