Hackney woman jailed for hiring “ISIS” hitman to kill husband

Nurten Taycur, who plotted to murder her husband. Pic: Metropolitan Police

Nurten Taycur, who plotted to murder her husband. Pic: Metropolitan Police

A cheating wife who attempted to hire a “hitman” to kill her husband and make it look like an ISIS execution was jailed yesterday for soliciting murder. 

Nurten Taycur, 28, of Lower Clapton, was sentenced to six years imprisonment at the Old Bailey for hiring what she thought was a contract killer to murder her husband.

Taycur met with her “hitman” six times between November 13 2015 and December 11 2015, but was unaware that he was actually an undercover police officer.

When meeting the “hitman”, Taycur agreed to pay £5,000 for him to murder her husband, Ercan Akan, an Uber driver.

Taycur, a mother-of-two, gave him a down payment of £1,000 and began to plot her husband’s death by providing a photograph of him, information about his car and registration number. She also offered to track his whereabouts using the “Find my iPhone” app.

She also offered to be present when the murder took place, asking for her husband’s throat to be slashed and the word ‘ISIS’ to be written across his car as an effort to disguise the real motive.

Taycur made it clear to that she wanted the murder to appear related to Akan’s Kurdish heritage, in the form of a robbery or politically motivated attack.

Taycur told the undercover officer that she had been cheating on her husband, and wanted him dead so that she could be free of their marriage.

She was arrested by officers December 11 2015, when her home was searched and £4,000 was found hidden in her bedroom, intended as payment for the “hit”.

Taycur arrived in the United Kingdom as a child and married Akan at the age of 16.

Detective Inspector Paul Foreman of the Metropolitan Police Special Projects Team said: “Nurten Taycur planned this murder with enthusiasm.

“She asked that the victim’s body not be disposed of so that she could have ‘a body to grieve over’, this while insisting that her intended victim died a painful and terrifying death.

“Today’s sentence reflects the callous and calculated nature of her actions and I hope the length of incarceration brings a measure of comfort to her intended victim who was totally unaware of her plot.”

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