25 Eylül 2017 Pazartesi

Stacked Bus Migrants Eye World Record

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(Milliyet Newspaper, 25 September 2017)

54 kişilik otobüste 118 mülteci
Promised Guinness Book of World Records observers no-shows. 

In Sivas, 118 migrants who entered Turkey illegally were apprehended
on a bus. Traffic police stopped the bus, driven by Yaşar Kocabaş, on
the Sivas-Erzincan highway as it headed toward Istanbul and found 118
illegal migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Iran on the
54-person capacity bus (!).

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Migrants rose to the challenge but for naught.

Bus driver Kocabaş was taken into custody, while the illegal migrants
were processed by the police and sent to the Sivas Internal Migration
Directorate to await deportation.

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                     Sivas province

Challenge to 'Last Call' Ends Badly

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(Hürriyet English Daily News, 25 September 2017)

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His hoped-for 'nightcap' proved costly for Vidkar Haladko.

A 17-year-old waiter working at a hotel stabbed a Belarussian
tourist to death in the touristic Marmaris district of the Aegean
province of Muğla late on Sept. 23, Doğan News Agency has 

The incident occurred after the 28-year-old Vidkar Haladko 
reportedly arrived with his wife back at his hotel in the Turunç
neighborhood of Marmaris after a night out. Haladko reportedly
went to the pool bar for a drink while his wife went back to 
their room.

The waiter at the pool bar, identified only by the initials M.S., 
was reportedly cleaning the bar after its closure and refused to
serve alcohol to the Belarussian tourist.

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M.S.was NOT going to work overtime.

A brawl subsequently erupted between the two, during which 
M.S. stabbed Haladko with a knife taken from the bar.

Hotel officials called security forces to the scene and the tourist
was rushed to hospital. However, he died at the hospital due to
wounds sustained in his liver.

Gendarmerie teams detained M.S. after the incident and he 
was referred to court on Sept. 24.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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Turunç, quite a lovely town by the way, is south of Marmaris.

24 Eylül 2017 Pazar

FB Liquor Photos Sink AKP Women's Chief

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(Milliyet Newspaper, 24 September 2017)

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Fired for drinking alcohol without a headscarf.

In Kurucaşile district of Bartin province, Handan Birgücü was appointed
as the head of the ruling AKP Party's Kurucaşile Women's Branches on 1
September.  However, when photos she posted on social media showing
her drinking alcohol appeared in the local press she was stripped of her

Birgücü runs a 'tekel' (store selling beer, liquor and cigarettes (!)), with
her family in Kurucaşile.  The AKP's Women's Branches General
Secretary Lütfiye Selva Çam appointed Birgücü to her post on 1
September.  However, photographs that Birgücü posted on Facebook
in 2014, 2015 and 2016, showing her drinking alcohol, leaked to the
local press after her appointment but before she had a chance to erase
them.  Birgücü was relieved of her post on 20 September.

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Bartin province is on the western Black Sea coast.

'Bitcoin' Murder in Antalya

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(Sözcü Newspaper, 16 September 2017)

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                 The bitter side of Bitcoin

Police on patrol in the Kadriye neighborhood of Serik district, Antalya,
decided to check on a car with plate number 35 VYA 72, whose windows
were open as it was parked on 268 Street along the banks of the Acısu
River at 3 in the morning yesterday.  There was a dead body in the back
seat of the car and police identified the deceased as Sükrü Mert Ersoy of
Muratpaşa district.

Ersoy had rented the car in Antalya the day before yesterday.  The cause
of his death was determined to be strangulation and by yesterday evening
5 people had been taken into custody by police in connection with Ersoy's
murder.  One of the suspects explained that Ersoy was killed because he
resisted transferring $40-50,000 in 'Bitcoin' digital money to their

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23 Eylül 2017 Cumartesi

Incurious Locksmith Facilitates Heist

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(Sözcü Newspaper, 23 September 2017)

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They hired the 'See No Evil' Locksmith Company.

In Adana, Ali Y. (30) and Nizam Y. (33) told a locksmith that they
had lost the keys for their rented warehouse and that they wanted
to move their goods but couldn't because of the locked door.  The
two the went to the warehouse with the locksmith and 3 bearers, had
the door opened and took 152,00 TL-worth of textiles from the

Actually, the warehouse belongs to one Sevim Cingöz, who alerted
police to the incident.  After reviewing video images, the police
apprehended Ali Y. and Nizam Y.

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           Adana province