In the incident that took place in Gzira, Malta, a black vehicle driven by Jeremie Camilleri first damaged the gas station and then entered the fast-food restaurant in the immediate vicinity.
During the incident, 30-year-old Turkish citizen Pelin Kaya, who was celebrating her birthday with her friends at the restaurant, was crushed by the vehicle.
Eyewitnesses reported that the driver of the vehicle also threw stones at Kaya that he had hit and prevented those who wanted to help him.
Maltese police detained Camilleri, the driver of the vehicle, who exhibited aggressive behavior with the help of an electric stun gun.
THE YOUNG WOMAN’S FAMILY TALKED TO NTV
Aykan Ceylan, the uncle of the young woman from the grieving family who received the news of her death, is in Malta to receive the funeral.
Aykan Ceylan said that his nephew had no acquaintance with the attacker and emphasized that the incident was not an accident but a murder. Ceylan told NTV about Pelin Kaya’s unfinished dreams.
“WE WENT TO MALTA FOR LANGUAGE EDUCATION”
”After his university education, he went to Malta for language training. He then started working as an interior designer. He was a name loved by his friends. On the day of the accident, he celebrated his birthday in a cafe with his friends. When he gets home, a phone call comes in, a friend from Turkey comes for a birthday surprise. When he comes out to greet him, an inhuman person from behind bumps into him. He throws stones at him and attacks the surroundings, but according to the information we received from the prosecutor, he dies when he hits it.
“HE WAS NOT ACCOUNTED WITH THE ATTACKER”
Pelin had no acquaintance with the attacker. I understand this person is fighting with his girlfriend at home. He takes drugs. He says, ‘I want to kill someone and be famous. But this is not an accident, it kills intentionally. Police, ambulance is coming soon. The people around are very sensitive and help immediately. But the man also attacks the people around, punches. The police can only stop it with a stun gun.
“FOLLOWING EDUCATION, HE WILL RETURN TO HIS COUNTRY”
The last time Pelin came to Istanbul, we asked her not to return to Malta. But Pelin mentioned that Malta is a very reliable place. He made plans to live there. He did not mention any security problems regarding his life there. On the contrary, he spoke highly of it. Pelin mentioned that she wanted to return to her country after she completed her doctorate, and to carry out appropriate studies on Turkish architecture.
ATTENDED TO THE COURT
According to the information obtained from the company officials who provided legal advice to the Kaya family, Camillieri, who crushed Pelin Kaya in the restaurant she dived into on Wednesday night, January 18, and then attacked and prevented her from being helped, was brought to court.
In the first hearing, which was attended by Pelin Kaya’s relatives and the officials of the Turkish Embassy in Valletta, Judge Joe Mifsud decided that 33-year-old Camillieri should be put on trial on the charge of willful killing.
According to the information reflected in the Maltese press from the hearing, the defense made a plea for their client, Camilleri, who they stated to be currently receiving psychiatric treatment, to be kept in the forensic medicine ward at Mount Carmel Hospital for this reason. However, the court did not accept this request and decided to send the accused to Corradino prison.
“A MURDER WHICH WAS COMMITTED”
Police inspector Keith Zahra, who gave information about the incident at the hearing, said, “This is not a simple traffic accident, it is a deliberate murder.” said.
Making a press statement after the first hearing, Pelin Kaya’s uncle Aykan Ceylan said, “A part of us went with Pelin. Pelin was a smart and wonderful person. She had dreams and aspirations and decided to pursue them in Malta. “His wonderful future was taken away from him because of this tragic event on his birthday. We don’t understand what drives a person to such atrocities. We want justice, not revenge, and we will fight for justice to be served.” used the phrases.
Ceylan thanked the people of Malta for their solidarity, especially the Turkish Embassy in Valletta, for their “extraordinary support”.