The rich proprietor of Tiffany’s jewellery empire in Turkey is believed to have plunged to her dying from a cruise ship throughout a dream trip along with her Swiss lover – who has been questioned and launched within the mysterious case.
Dilek Ertek, 71, fell off the Norwegian Spirit into the South Pacific off the coast of Tahiti on Oct. 26 and her physique has not been recovered, Newsflash reported.
The tycoon’s son Gokce Atuk mentioned jewellery had disappeared from the protected in her cabin.
Closed-circuit digicam footage reveals that Ertek went overboard about 3 a.m., but her unnamed 74-year-old boyfriend solely reported her lacking about 20 hours later, based on native stories.
Experts questioned how the 5-foot-1 girl ended up going over the 3-foot-high railing in her cabin.
“It is difficult to fall from this type of passenger and cruise ship,” Mustafa Can, a ship captain, reportedly advised Turkish media.
At the household’s urging, police questioned Ertek’s lover after the crew saved him underneath statement till the ship docked in Tahiti three days later.
The man reportedly returned to Switzerland after being launched as a consequence of an absence of proof.
Ertek boarded the ship in Papeete, French Polynesia, on Oct. 24 and deliberate to rejoice her birthday in Bora Bora on Nov. 5, en path to Honolulu, based on Newsflash.
The Turkish newspaper Sabah cited an area officer saying in social media that assuming the couple had been staying in the identical cabin, “I discover it very suspicious that the lacking state of affairs isn’t reported.
“Because on cruise ships, daily activities and entertainment are organized frequently and everyone is in contact with each other,” he reportedly wrote.
“People who cannot hear from each other inform the front desk and make an announcement. So it is confusing that the news of the disappearance is given 20 hours later,” he added.
Ertek, who opened the primary Tiffany & Co store in Istanbul in 1995, was a graduate of Mimar Sinan University’s Department of Architecture, the Daily Mail mentioned.
She went on the research on the Gemological Institute of America within the Big Apple, based on the report.
The Post has reached out to Norwegian Cruise Line and Tiffany’s for remark.