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Mum of 22 who wants 105 kids shares pain following tycoon husband’s arrest

Callum Jones

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Mum of 22 who wants 105 kids shares pain following tycoon husband’s arrest

A mum of 22 has shared her nightmare ordeal as she brings up all of her children on her own as her tycoon husband has been arrested.

Russian mother Kristina Ozturk, who lives in Georgia, says she is now eagerly awaiting her husband's return after he was detained by police in May this year.

Galip Ozturk was arrested in a special forces operation, with a ministry spokeswoman saying Galip was arrested over allegations of falsifying documents and money laundering.

The couple have 22 biological children together and have even spoke about having as many as 105 children. That has got to be a handful.

Kristina has a whopping 22 children. Credit: Instagram/@batumi_mama
Kristina has a whopping 22 children. Credit: Instagram/@batumi_mama

In a new Instagram post, Kristina acknowledged her husband's arrest and thanked fans for their support.

She said it is hard to focus on positive topics, but hopes Galip will return home soon.

Speaking on her Instagram page, Kristina said: "It's hard to talk about some household things or joys when all thoughts are far away and busy just waiting for my husband to come home to us.

"I'm sure that day will come soon, but in the meantime I just want to say thank you so much for all your support and kind words."

The mum-of-22 also wrote in a previous post how difficult it had been to tell her eldest daughter that her father was in prison.

She said: "How do you tell a child what happened?

"It took me a long time to tell Vika where dad was, what happened, why there is so much information noise around our family."

Kristina and Galip. Credit: Instagram/@batumi_mama
Kristina and Galip. Credit: Instagram/@batumi_mama

Kristina continued: "Vika is old enough, so she knows something is not right.

"But I think it's only right for Vika to get all her info from me and not someone else telling lies or talking down on Dad."

Kristina and Galip revealed last year how they spent £138,000 ($163,000) on surrogacy in order to have 20 babies together in just a single year. Since then, a further two siblings have been added to the pack.

The couple have also discussed in the past how much it costs to provide for 22 young children.

They say they shell out £67,000 ($79,000) a year on 16 nannies who care for the children.

Meanwhile, £4,000 ($4,700) a week is spent on essentials for the babies, which include 20 bags of nappies and 53 packs of baby formula.

They were able to support this lifestyle since Galip is a Turkish tycoon, owning the bus company Metro Turizm.

In an interview with Fabulous, Kristina spoke on her hectic life with bringing up 22 kids.

The couple spend £4,000 a week on essentials for their babies. Credit: Instagram/@batumi_mama
The couple spend £4,000 a week on essentials for their babies. Credit: Instagram/@batumi_mama

She said: "I’m not sure if we will be the biggest family in the world, but we are planning to be the happiest family in the world for sure.

"I’m with the kids all the time, doing all the things that mums normally do. The only difference is the amount of kids.

"Each day is different, from planning staff schedules to shopping for my family. I can tell you one thing, my days are never boring."

Featured Image Credit: @batumi_mama/Instagram

Topics: News

Callum Jones
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