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Turkey: World's tallest man's wife trapped in Syria00:35

Turkey: World's tallest man's wife trapped in Syria

Turkey, Mardin
June 26, 2014 at 21:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

Sultan Kösen, who entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for being the world’s tallest man at 2.51 metres (8 feet 3 inches), has asked for authorities’ help to ensure the safe return from Syria of his newly-wed wife Merve.

Merve Kösen visited the town of Qamishli to attend the funeral of her uncle, just across the border at the beginning of June, but she has been unable to return as the border gate in the town of Nusaybin has been closed for security reasons.

Sultan Kösen, who is from the southeastern Turkish province of Mardin, has asked Mardin Governor Mustafa Taşkesen for help, reportedly telling the governor that if his wife is not able to return, he will go to Syria himself, saying “he cannot live without her.”

Officials said Merve Kösen did not ask for the necessary permission before leaving Turkey for Syria.

Sultan and Merve Kösen got married in October 2013.

Turkey: World's tallest man's wife trapped in Syria00:35
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Sultan Kösen, who entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 2009 for being the world’s tallest man at 2.51 metres (8 feet 3 inches), has asked for authorities’ help to ensure the safe return from Syria of his newly-wed wife Merve.

Merve Kösen visited the town of Qamishli to attend the funeral of her uncle, just across the border at the beginning of June, but she has been unable to return as the border gate in the town of Nusaybin has been closed for security reasons.

Sultan Kösen, who is from the southeastern Turkish province of Mardin, has asked Mardin Governor Mustafa Taşkesen for help, reportedly telling the governor that if his wife is not able to return, he will go to Syria himself, saying “he cannot live without her.”

Officials said Merve Kösen did not ask for the necessary permission before leaving Turkey for Syria.

Sultan and Merve Kösen got married in October 2013.