Published Thursday, 29 August 2013
It is not the first time the proceedings - relating to the August 2011 deaths of Marion Graham, 54, and her 53-year-old best friend Cathy Dinsmore - have been halted.
They are now expected to resume on 9 September and a verdict may be returned on that date.
Both victims were stabbed to death in a forest just outside the Turkish city of Izmir.
The women, along with Marion's teenage daughter Shannon, had been staying about 75 miles away in the popular tourist resort of Kusadasi.
Then aged 15, Shannon had been dating a local boy who called himself Alex.
But Recep Cetin, as he is otherwise known, was to become the prime suspect in the double murder.
He and his father Eyup Cetin were both charged with the brutal killings.
Did an enraged Recep turn on both women because Marion was about to put an end to his dreams of marrying Shannon?
UTV's Sharon O'Neill, in her blog Trial in Turkey
The case was to take a bizarre twist though, when concerns were raised that Recep Cetin was not - as he had claimed - aged 17. Bone marrow tests were ordered and he was found to actually be 22.
That meant he would now stand trial, alongside his dad, as an adult.
UTV's Sharon O'Neill has been following the story and is currently in Turkey.
"The judicial system is very different here," she explains.
"A trial is made up of a series of hearings lasting months or even years. And, as there is no jury, judges decide the verdict."
For the families, it has been a long and difficult process as they still struggle to come to terms with their losses.
While they may never understand exactly what happened to Marion Graham and Cathy Dinsmore - or why - they are hoping the eventual verdicts will at least give them some semblance of closure.
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