After a long and tiring season, Atakan Karazor wanted to enjoy his vacation in Ibiza. But on Wednesday night everything got out of hand. The Stuttgart professional celebrated together with his friend Jaskaran TD (25) in the club “Cova Santa” (German: “Holy Cave”). The friends have rented a villa near the bar in the municipality of Sant Jose. After visiting the club, the friends moved on to the villa. It should have happened there. Particularly explosive: The Spanish police were looking for a man in his underpants that night. Therefore, there are many indications that the villa is nearby.
The authorities could not provide any further information on the identity of the woman. This is also reported by the “image”. The Spaniard first went to the police. She then went to the hospital for examinations. She finally filed a complaint there. The two men were arrested. In any case, Karazor denies the allegations and speaks of “consensual” sex. Now it is crucial whether the woman has injuries. In that case, the statements made by the accused are irrelevant. If no medical traces are proven, the court must decide on guilt or innocence.
The footballer is currently in custody in the “Centro Penitenciari”. Today, Monday, is the fifth day that the Stuttgart professional has to spend in custody. In any case, the hope of a quick release was dashed. The justice spokeswoman for the Balearic Islands, Agnés Antich, confirmed to “Bild” that the friends have been in custody since Friday – with no possibility of bail, mind you. No further hearing is planned at the moment. The process could drag on for weeks or even months.
That night there was a second woman with two men. According to media reports, however, she has not yet made any allegations of rape. However, she could play a crucial role as a witness. However, it is not known if she had sex with Karazor or his boyfriend.
Already on Saturday, VfB Stuttgart commented on this issue in a broadcast and confirmed that Atakan Karazor had been arrested. Further details were not announced. The lawyers of the VfB professional and the victim are now speaking directly to each other.
The fact is that Spanish criminal law was only tightened up in May. However, up to 15 years in prison can already be imposed for rape. This was shown by the condemnation of the “pack”. The five young men were convicted after a 2016 gang rape in Pamplona. In any case, for now, the player in prison is only in contact with his family and his Spanish lawyer. He is supposed to be in a cell with his friend.
Karazor has been under contract with VfB Stuttgart since July 2019. His contract was only extended to 2026 in May. Only in the second half of the season did he rise from a substitute player to a top performer for the Stuttgart team. He even became the focus of the Turkish national team. He managed to stay up in the league together with the Swabians. That was the high point of his career so far. Karazor was born in Essen. He played in the youth for VfL Bochum and Borussia Dortmund. In 2019 he ended up with the Stuttgarters via Holstein Kiel. Preparations for the new season begin on June 25th. Whether the Bundesliga player can be there is currently more than questionable.