An Istanbul court released Faruk Ö. after he stabbed one dog to death and injured two others in the Beylikdüzü district on Sept. 28.
Faruk Ö. reportedly stabbed the three dogs in Bora B.’s house’s garden, and the owner proceeded to report the assailant to police.
Faruk Ö. was detained in his home next door as blood traces led police to the assailant, who also had cuts on his hands.
Although the attacker admitted to attacking the dogs, the lack of legal protection for animal rights in Turkey allowed Faruk Ö. to be released on probation for charges of property damage.
Faruk Ö. said he didn’t remember anything about his attack.