Turning to Turkish courts, Sezgin attempted to have the English court’s divorce decree recognized in Turkey. His suit, however, has been hindered by red tape. Stating the necessity to contact his ex-wife, Jane Gillespie, as a prerequisite, the family court sent a court summons to Britain. But as no response has been received, Sezgin’s case still remains outstanding.
Sezgin’s lawyer, Ahmet Tekin, said bureaucracy is the sole reason for Sezgin’s inability to divorce in Turkey. Lawyer Erol Beytaş, on the other hand, says that international summonses served through the justice and foreign ministries come with stringent procedures.