Mom of the year: Turkish woman kills son for ‘ugly flap ears’

A woman in the Turkish capital Ankara has killed her son after not being satisfied with the result of cosmetic surgery to “fix his ugly flap ears,” daily Milliyet reported Feb. 10.

According to the report, the woman, identified only by her initials N.S., recently applied to the Gazi Hospital, complaining that her 10-year-old son’s school success and friendships were negatively affected by his “flap ears.”

The boy subsequently underwent cosmetic surgery by Dr. Metin Yılmaz on Feb. 7, but his mother was not happy with the results. At 2 a.m. on Feb. 8 she took her son to the women’s restroom at the hospital and strangled him with her scarf before fleeing the building.

N.S. then was involved in an accident on a nearby highway, and reportedly confessed the killing while being transferred to the hospital in an ambulance.

“Both his ears and his head had become bigger [after the surgery]. He became very ugly. He would have felt even worse in front of his friends. I did it to save him,” N.S. reportedly told the police after she was arrested for murder.

Dr. Yılmaz said they did not experience any medical problems after the operation on the boy, who was scheduled to be discharged from hospital on Feb. 9.

Gazi Hospital Chief Surgeon Dr. Kadri Altok, meanwhile, said they were unaware whether N.S. had any psychological problems.

I find it hard to even read stories like this. My guess is that she has serious mental problems.