Who is Berfin Ozek? Woman weds beau who threw acid and disfigured her face in jealousy
'If asked who the most stupid person in the world is, I will answer by naming this woman,' one of Celtik's followers remarked about her decision
A young Turkish woman has shocked everyone after she married her boyfriend, who also happens to be the same person that carried out an acid attack on her. Berfin Ozek, 20, recently married 23-year-old Casim Ozan Celtic, 23, barely two years after he doused her face with acid and left her permanently disfigured for life. Ozek, who once became the poster girl for anti-acid attack campaigns in the country, has now left everyone in utter disbelief with her decision.
Ozek was attacked by Celtik around two years ago during a heated argument, where he appeared to be extremely possessive about her. The pair, who had been dating from their teenage years, was reportedly separated at the time — something that did not sit well with Celtik. He reportedly shouted, "If I can't have you, no one can," just before throwing a highly corrosive acid on her face.
The attack left Ozek's face disfigured as well as rendered her partially blind. At that time, she filed a police complaint against Celtik that led to his eventual arrest. However, Celtik convinced her to withdraw the complaint by showering her with emotional love messages and begging for her forgiveness.
"We have written many letters to each other. I have given myself to him. I love him very much — [and] he loves me very much,” Ozek said after withdrawing her official complaint against Celtik.
However, Ozek's supporters and followers on social media were not happy with the decision and lambasted her vehemently, thereby prompting her to request the judge for reinstating the complaint. This time, Celtik earned a sentence of 13.5 years in prison, which, luckily for him, got curtailed due to Covid rule changes. Presently he is out on probation and went ahead with tying the knot with his on-and-off girlfriend, whose life he once ruined in the wink of an eye.
In fact, Celtik's supporters were shocked and quite repelled as Celtik proposed immediately after his release from prison and Ozek accepted instantly. Later, photos of their wedding were leaked to social media where the pair can be seen posing happily after sealing the deal with legal documents. Meanwhile, Ozek's own father condemned the wedding as he said, "She married without our knowing. I’ve fought for her for years, and now all of this has been in vain.”
Ozek's questionable decision undoubtedly put her under fire among netizens, one of whom even dubbed her the 'most stupid person in the world'. "If asked who the most stupid person in the world is, I will answer by naming this woman. Next time, this man will skin her alive," the user wrote while slamming Ozek. Another added, "Her forgiveness shouldn’t have prevented him from being punished. It’s a pity, I hope not, but this marriage will end in a month or two, and the poor woman will remain with the brutality she experienced."
The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 800-799-SAFE (7233).