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  1. CrackerBoy

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    Turkish twins with different fathers 'trigger divorce' - Yahoo! Canada News

    Fri Jan 29, 7:23 AM

    ANKARA (AFP) - A Turkish man decided to divorce his wife after DNA tests showed he was the father of only one of their twin boys, the mass-circulation Sabah newspaper reported Friday.
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    Suspicious that his wife had been unfaithful the security guard from Istanbul identified only as A.K., had DNA tests performed on the three-year-olds.

    The tests established with a 99.99-percent certainty that he was the father of only one of the boys, Sabah reported, adding that the result was confirmed by a forensic medicine institute upon the request of the court handling the ongoing divorce case.

    The mother, identified as C.K., had maintained a relationship with a lover she had dated before her family forced her to marry A.K., the daily said.

    The phenomenon of twins with different fathers -- known scientifically as heteropaternal superfecundation -- is very rare in humans, though more common in animals such as cats and dogs.

    It becomes possible in rare circumstances when a woman produces two ova in one menstrual cycle, explained to AFP Professor Rusen Aytac, head of the gynaecology department at Ankara University's medical faculty.

    "And if this woman has sexual intercourses with two different men at short intervals, this can result in a twin pregnancy, with each egg carrying a different genetic material," he said.

    A.K. kept the boy he had fathered and disowned the other one, which ended up in a state care institution, Sabah said.

    C.K., for her part, has received death threats both from her own and her husband's family and secured a court order preventing relatives from coming within 500 metres (yards) of her, it added.
     
  2. Darkwing48

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    Women...

    So this is what happen when they get D.P.
     
  3. MetalRyde

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    so that means the twins are half-twins....

    right?
     
  4. Aernaroth

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    I don't think female anatomy works the way you think it does.

    I think the saddest part of this story is that the "brother" ended up in a state care facility instead of with his family, and that the woman is now receiving death threats not only from the family of her husband, but from her own.
     
  5. prime13

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    Wow. This world is so screwed.
     
  6. Darkwing48

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    :lol  I know, it was a joke.

    She possibly has an Arab background?
     
  7. Aernaroth

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    An Arab background is unlikely, but Turkey has significant Muslim and Orthodox Christian populations, if that's what you're going for.
     
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    Wrong. These twins are half-brothers, still twins though.
     
  9. Aernaroth

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    Would they be considered Fraternal Twins, or does that require having the same father?
     
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    Fraternal half twin brothers?
     
  11. Razorclaw

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    And what do you mean by mentioning Orthodox Christians explicitely in this case?
     
  12. Aernaroth

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    The same thing in mentioning Muslims explicitly. That they represent a significant portion of the Turkish population, whereas Arabs do not.

    Why, was I supposed to mean something?
     
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    This would be more like D.V. but that didn't happen either.

    Sororal Twin Brothers???
     
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  15. Razorclaw

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    Read you post again. You're mentioning Orthodox Christians in the same vain as Muslim Turks and Arabs and their overall opinion and practices concerning women. While Turkey is a secular country, rural parts have almost the same practice and treatment of women as in Saudi Arabia.
     
  16. Aernaroth

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    My post doesn't mention anything regarding Orthodox Christianity and practices regarding women, I think you're reading into it too much.

    And I think that the treatment of women, in many areas of the world, is more about "traditional" groups compared to more "progressive" or "modern" groups, regardless of religion. You're right that often this is related to the urbanization of the area the group lives in, however.
     
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    Awsome no religion talk there fellas.
     
  18. Darkwing48

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    Well I side so because this wasn't the first time I heard of family threaten to kill their own, especially for cheating or extra-marital affairs (Including rape). Sorry to sound like I'm prejudging but I have yet to heard of another group that does it. That's why I asked, pardon my ignorance.
     
  19. megatronkicksas

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    They both got screwed on this one ... get it "screwed" as in well...never mind.
     
  20. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    I would make this joke, but I was beaten to it. ;) 
     

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