A husband in Turkey has been fined for saying “I don’t love you” to his wife.
The remark amounted to “emotional violence,” the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled, reports the Daily Sabah.
The husband was ordered to pay compensation, but the amount is not known.
The ruling came during bitter divorce proceedings.
Each spouse had been seeking compensation for being badmouthed by the other.
The wife said her husband’s comments had left her “emotionally wrecked.”
In response, the husband claimed the wife had constantly cursed him.
A lower court ruling said the husband and wife were equally bad for hurling insults, the BBC reports, but the appeals court sided with the woman.