20 Mart 2018 Salı

Self-Parker Draws Valet's Wrath

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 19 March 2018)

valet terror! see previous TNT reporting on this unpleasantness.

Otomobilimi teslim etmedim, vale lastiÄŸimi kesti
Don't you just hate it when the valet slashes your tire...

Lawyer Selva Özkarakoç went to a fish restaurant in Ataşehir,
İstanbul, with her friends and when she declined to give her
car to the restaurant's valet he slashed her car's tire (!)

At about 8 o'clock the night before last, Özkarakoç went to
the luxury fish restaurant in the Küçükbakkalköy section of
Ataşehir.  At the restaurant entrance, the valet wanted to take
Özkarakoç's car keys but because there were promissory
notes belonging to her clients in the car, she declined.

After Özkarakoç parked her car herself, the valet came to her
and said "don't park here."  Özkarakoç left the car in the spot
anyway, prompting the valet to say "you know best, but you'll
have to bear the consequences."  Following her meal, Özkarakoç
got into her car and began driving but saw a light on the
dashboard indicating that she had a flat tire - the car's right
rear tire had been punctured. 

When Özkarakoç told the restaurant about the incident they
offered to pay for the damages and close the matter.  Özkarakoç,
though, went to the İçerenköy police station and filed formal
complaints against the restaurant and the valet. 

 ataÅŸehir haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

19 Mart 2018 Pazartesi

Feeling Overpaid, Parliamentarian Shares the Wealth

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 19 March 2018)

Milletvekili maaşıyla 56 öğrenci okutuyor
Not very popular in Parliament, for setting such a bad

CHP (opposition party) Izmir Parliamentarian Tacettin Bayır
has distributed all of his salary to needy students as scholarships
since he entered Parliament on 7 June 2015.  Even prior to
his election, Bayır had helped 8-10 young people with
scholarship money.  In 2015, he went to an orange grove in
Seferhisar and, hearing that her family would summon her
home from medical school because of financial problems,
Bayır funded the girl's continued education.

After making the promise during the election campaign to
distribute his salary to needy youths, once elected Bayır was
asked by a reporter whether he would fulfill his promise. 
According to Bayır, he said "I won't take this salary and instead
I'll give it to needy students. So for about 3 years I haven't
taken any salary - this amounts to 500,000 TL (about $125,000)."

Since his largesse has become known Bayır had been besieged
by applicants, noting that "when the number of applicants hit
5,000 I had my wife lead a 5-person commission to sort them
out for scholarships.  The commission goes to the applicant's
hometown and determines the level of need.  We give
scholarships of 300, 250 and 200 TL per month and the
number of recipients changes from year to year - 56, 58, 55."

Bayır says he doesn't know any of  the scholarship winners
but he sometimes gets phone calls from them, for example:
"Uncle Tacettin, I'm one of the students you're helping."
and this is very gratifying for him. 

izmir haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Tooth in Brain Has to Stay There

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sözcü Newspaper, 19 March 2018)

Tomografisi çekildi şoke oldu! Beyninde diş çıktı
Biggest problem is how to brush it.  And what about 

Deniz Mızraklı lives in Gerze district of Sinop province.  A tooth
that should be in his mouth is in his brain (!).  Mızraklı (26), is an
amateur musician and in 2014 he had a tomography scan done 3
days before an operation for a brain tumor. From the scan doctors
saw that a tooth had entered Mızraklı's brain and that if it was
removed he could risk losing his ability to speak, see and move.

Mızraklı explained that "I was making live music in a place in
Sinop but I felt some discomfort so I went to the hospital.  They
did a walking test and found that I had trouble walking because
of a balance problem.  People who knew me thought I was an
alcoholic.  I got treatment at Bülent Ecevit University Training
and Research Hospital in Zonguldak, which is where the
tomography scan was done.  Doctors found a tumor in my brain.
The tooth is still in my brain so my balance problem and memory
loss may reoccur.  But they said if the tooth was removed I could
lose my ability to speak, see and move.  I didn't want to risk that."

sinop haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Old Assassins with Nerve Agents of Steel

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 18 March 2018)

In those times, classy assassins were of the "no fuss, no
muss" breed...

In Bartın, police seized historic items from the Selcuk and Ottoman
periods, including 4 canes with 30-40-centimeter long swords inside
that could be extracted with secret mechanisms and used for
assassinations.  The suspects hoped to sell the canes for 2,000 TL
(about $500) each.

nerve agent attack england ile ilgili görsel sonucu
These days, it takes a village to clean up afterwards.

On a tip, police made contact with the historic artifact sellers and
posed as buyers, meeting with them at the Bartın Ağdacı location.
In the operation, Orhan U.and Aslan K. were taken into custody.
A search of the suspects' car revealed a two-headed bronze pitcher,
20 coins, 2 swords, a dagger, three parts of a food-carrying box
from an Armenian church and the 4 'assassin canes', all from Selcuk
and Ottoman times.

bartın haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu


18 Mart 2018 Pazar

Kids Eat Lunch on School's Garden Wall

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 18 March 2018)

İhale mağdurları
At least their 'lunch table' isn't snow-covered (today).

The number of students at the middle school in Yanıkkaval village
of Şenkaya district, Erzurum province, dipped below 40 so the
school was closed.  Instead, the 36 remaining students were
registered at a school in Kömürlü village, 5 kilometers away. 

However, since the cafeteria contract for the Kömürlü school had
already been finalized the new students from Yanıkkaval have to
eat lunches their mothers have made for them, in the school's garden,
using a wall as their lunch table.  One of their parents, Akın Erdem,
lamented that "our kids go to and from school in a minibus provided
by the district chief's office but because of the cafeteria contract
issue, out of 105 students at the school our 36 kids aren't given lunch.
They won't let them eat in their classroom because of the smell so
they have to use the garden wall as their lunch table and eat there."
Şenkaya district officials said they were trying to work out the

erzurum haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Şenkaya district is in NE Erzurum province.

Tragic Tale of Doomed Young Lovers

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 17 March 2018)

bafra osman e belgin ş ile ilgili görsel sonucu
       Swept away...literally and figuratively.

In Samsun's Bafra district, at 22:30 the night before last Belgin Ş.
(15) and Osman E. (20) went out on the Çetinkaya Bridge over  the
Kızılırmak River, called '155' (911) and said "we can't be together
so we're jumping into the Kızılırmak and committing suicide."
After jumping and being dragged 50 meters by the current, Belgin
Ş. grabbed onto a bundle of driftwood and, as she tried to hold on
to Osman E., she cried out "Help! Is there anyone there? We're
freezing, help us!"

Nearby citizens heard her cries but could do nothing to help.  Bafra
firefighters rushed to the scene but had no boat.  After 45 minutes,
Osman E. made one last attempt to get onto the driftwood bundle
but in vain, as the couple was carried down the river.  In the morning
Belgin Ş.'s body was recovered but Osman E.'s has yet to be found.

Osman E., the married father of one child, had met Belgin Ş. when
he went to Bursa to work in a textile factory.  Upon his return to
Samsun, Belgin Ş. followed him and even attended Osman E.'s
wife's birthday party, as a 'work friend' of Osman E.

samsun haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

17 Mart 2018 Cumartesi

Gossipy Grandma's Murder Solved 6 Years Later

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 17 March 2018)

pembe b infaz fadime rukiye ile ilgili görsel sonucu
At that age she should have known "if you don't have 
something nice to say..."

In Kayseri, Pembe B. (82) was brutally murdered in what was
said to be a family execution.  The murder occurred on 28 April
2012 in Kayapınar village of Felahiye district, where Pembe B.
was found with 12 ax wounds, 6 stab wounds and her throat

The culprits were not found but in November 2017 the Kocasinan
district Gendarmerie Command re-opened the case, interviewing
82 individuals and eventually taking Pembe B.'s granddaughter
Fadime B. (24),  son Faruk B. (55) and daughter-in-law Songül B.
(56) into custody.  An arrest warrant was issued for another
granddaughter, Rukiye K., who married and moved abroad 2
years ago.

pembe b infaz fadime rukiye ile ilgili görsel sonucu
"To Grandmother's house we go, over her liver and 
through her head..."

The Gendarmerie learned in their investigation that Pembe B.
was killed because she was gossiping about her grandchildren.
Granddaughters Fadime B. and Rukiye K. went to Pembe B.'s
home in a rage about the gossip, argued with her and killed her
with knives and an ax.  Allegedly, their parents helped the girls.
Fadime B. has been jailed but Songül and Faruk B. were released.
A "red bulletin" has been issued for the capture of Rukiye K.

kayseri haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
           Felahiye district is way up north.