17 Ocak 2018 Çarşamba

Save the Donkeys!

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 17 January 2018)

mardinli beyaz iyileşti artık yük taşımayacak ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Mardinli Beyaz has named his new pal "Wilbur".

A donkey that works collecting garbage in the steep, narrow streets of
Mardin was a hit-and-run victim 3 months ago.  The seriously injured
donkey was brought to the Mardin Municipality Street Animals
Rehabilitation Center for treatment but, needing an operation, Veysel
Ögdür of  HAYTAP (Animal Rights Federation) asked for support on
social media.

Okan Oflaz, who is a supporter of animals that carry loads, in particular,
saw Ögdür's plea and, ultimately, the İstanbul University Veterinarian
Faculty agreed to perform the operation free of charge.  The Mardin
Municipality paid for transport costs to Istanbul and Oflaz covered
the costs of the operation materials and medicines. 

Istanbul University veterinary surgeons Prof. Dr. Serhat Özsoy and
Asst. Prof. Dr. Olgun Erdikmen performed the operation.  The donkey,
whose foot had been broken and turned around, is now healthy and
has been given the name "Mardinli Beyaz"  (Mardin White).  The
donkey will live out its years on a farm without any load-bearing
duties.  A black donkey that suffered a similar accident was sent
along with Mardinli Beyaz to Istanbul but the pregnant animal did
not survive.  Because of the frequency of such accidents, the Mardin
municipality is planning to open an animal hospital and stable
specifically for donkeys.

mardin haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 17 January 2018)

Sahipsiz Yaralı Eşeğe Belediye Sahip Çıktı
                    Menekşe and new friends.

In Anamur, Mersin, an ownerless donkey was on the verge of freezing.
A veterinary team arrived on the scene and transported the donkey to
the Tarsus Zoo for treatment.  Initial examination of the animal, given
the name "Menekşe" (violet), revealed cysts and wounds on the donkey's
neck from years of pulling a cart.  The animal had also lost a percentage
of sight in its left eye.

Veterinarian Mehmet Cücük confirmed that treatment to resolve
Menekşe's health problems will be initiated and that henceforth he
and his team will look after the donkey.

anamur haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Anamur, far right, bottom, is on Turkey's Med coast.

Batman May-December Wedding Lightly Attended

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 17 January 2018)

68 yaşındaki muhtar 19luk kızla evlendi batman ile ilgili görsel sonucu
That's Robin on the left, from M.S.Ö.'s second marriage...

In a village near Batman city, M.S.Ö. (68), the village chief, who has
nearly 30 children from 4 wives (!), has married his fifth wife, A.B., the
19-year-old daughter of a village shepherd.  The wedding was held a
week ago and M.S.Ö. hired a luxury wedding hall for the occasion. 
However, since this was his fifth marriage and the difference in bride-
groom ages was 49 years, his relatives looked askance at the betrothal
and did not attend.

batman wedding ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Villagers had to be given 50 TL each to fill the wedding venue.

 Even M.S.Ö.'s children did not come to the wedding, which was seen
by just a few onlookers.  Nevertheless, pictures were taken of the happy
couple dancing in the nearly empty hall.  In the end, M.S.Ö. asserted
that they hadn't gotten married and that the wedding ceremony was a
formality of sorts.  As for A.B., she said she just wanted to wear a
wedding gown, adding that "we didn't get married, we just danced to
the music."

batman haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

16 Ocak 2018 Salı

Mosaic Find in Tarsus Draws Relentless Digging

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 16 January 2018)

mersin tarsus şehit mustafa mozaik ile ilgili görsel sonucu
There's something about a mosaic that seems to drive guys 

In Tarsus district of Mersin province, the Tarsus Museum Directorate
determined that yet another illegal excavation was being conducted,
this time in the garden of a house in the Şehit Mustafa neighborhood.
When a tip came in that the excavation had uncovered an ancient mosaic,
the district chief ordered a raid on the property.

The raid revealed a hole 4 meters deep and 3 meters wide, at the bottom
of which was a 4-5-square meter mosaic with fish and bird figures on it.
There was also a column stone that was determined to be a sarcophagus,
80 centimeters in size. Because of the risk of collapse, the mosaic had
not been removed from its location.

mersin tarsus şehit mustafa mozaik ile ilgili görsel sonucu
   It's like an addiction: "Dig We Must!"

In the 12 January raid, suspect Selah A. was taken into custody.  But
after this arrest, news of activity at the site continued to reach authorities
so a second raid was ordered and Mehmet Ali T., Mithat B., Mehmet Ç.,
Harun O. and Servet K.  were taken into custody at the excavation. 
Another two individuals with ties to these 5, Sadettin K. and Sinan Can,
were also taken into custody.

tarsus haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Grim Bodrum Fairy Tale

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 16 January 2018)

ali özdemir ile ilgili görsel sonucu
                           Three's a crowd.

In Bodrum district of Muğla province, famous beach club manager Ali
Özdemir, missing for 9 days, has been found dead, the victim of a love
triangle involving his former partner and the partner's wife. 

Özdemir (46) ran the Gumsal Beach Club in Bitez quarter and had a
string of bakeries, as well.  On 6 January, Özdemir mysteriously went
missing but on 12 January his former partner Mustafa Ö. tried to kill
himself by drinking pesticide, prompting police to investigate the
possibility of a homicide.   Mustafa Ö turned himself into police
yesterday morning and confessed to the murder.

ali özdemir ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Ali Bey saw some more fireworks the following morning.

Mustafa Ö. took police to Pedasa Mountain where he showed them
Özdemir's body, covered with pine tree branches.  Özdemir had been
shot in the head, back and chest.  Mustafa Ö. told police that he threw
the murder weapon into the water in Bitez and police divers are now
searching for it.  Mustafa Ö.'s wife Tuğba Ö. (!) and his father-in-law
Avni S. were taken into custody in nearby Köyceğiz for helping
Mustafa Ö. after the murder.  Another 4 individuals gave statements
to police, as well.

In his own statement, Mustafa Ö. explained to police that the morning
after a birthday party at his house he took Özdemir for a walk in the
woods and shot him to death there.  Continuing, Mustafa Ö. stated
that "I had rumors about my wife and Ali but I didn't believe them.
I trusted them both.  But when I saw them in the same bed I was
shocked and I couldn't bear it.  The thought of having been betrayed
gnawed at me and I committed the murder."

bodrum haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

15 Ocak 2018 Pazartesi

Turkish-Indian Wedding Has Bollywood Touch

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 15 January 2018)

Hakan Genç
          This could re-start the Mogul Empire.

Hakan Genç is the India representative, resident in Kashmir, for the
Eskişehir-based company Savronik Companies Group.  Genç fell in
love with Tabish Mirza in Kashmir but her family's elders balked at
letting her go to a foreign country as a bride.  The two youths patiently
tried to convince both their families about their love, with Genç having
his parents in Istanbul watch Indian movies, listen to Indian songs and
learn about Indian culture.

Genç's parents ultimately acceded to the couple's wishes, went to
India to ask for Tabish's hand and last week the couple wed in
traditional Indian fashion.  Genç, who fell in love with his wife at first
sight, said that "Both families initially objected but we were patient
and won them over. We're very happy and love each other very much.
We only hope our love will last and increase."

bollywood ile ilgili görsel sonucu
    A scene from the groom's bachelor party.

Genç's father is Savronik's General Director Aziz Genç, who said that
"at the wedding we felt like we were on the set of a Bollywood movie.
It was an incredibly beautiful wedding. Their love for each other
convinced both families.  When Tabish's family met us they relented
on their initial objections.  We hope that in the future we'll have a
big happy family with our grandchildren. "  Aziz Genç added that the
future grandchildren will come to Turkey some day and learn Turkish.

bollywood ile ilgili görsel sonucu
     Bridesmaids await the bouquet toss.

U.S. Tips Istanbul Police to Nab Child Porno Pervert

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 15 January 2018)

cerrahpaşa m m çocuk porno ncmec ile ilgili görsel sonucu
   Not enough med school homework to keep him busy?

The U.S. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
identified a suspect internet IP in Istanbul and determined that the user was
downloading, storing and even distributing child pornography.  The NCMEC
forwarded the relevant information to Istanbul police, who found out that
the suspect had linked to the internet with a "robot IP" in order to avoid

Police learned the suspect's address and conducted a raid, taking M.M. (24),
who was caught red-handed downloading child pornography, into custody.
M.M., though, denied the charges and police could not break into his
computer and hard disk because of encipherment.  Consequently, M.M. was
released due to lack of evidence (!).

Undaunted, police rolled up their sleeves and finally cracked the encipherment
and found thousands of child pornography pictures on the computer and hard
disk.  M.M. was re-arrested and charged with "entering prohibited child
pornography websites, downloading the pictures, storing them and
distributing them." 

M.M. is a visiting medical student at Istanbul University's Cerrahpaşa
Medical Faculty and is a citizen of Armenia.

cerrahpaşa haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

14 Ocak 2018 Pazar

His Bus Stolen, Driver Pursues in Taxi

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sözcü Newspaper, 14 January 2018)
Halk otobüsünü çalıp yolcu topladı, şoför taksiyle kovaladı
Driver Bozkurt, second left, has an audience of bemused cops.

The incident occurred at the bus terminal in Izmit district of Kocaeli
province.  Bus driver Kazım Bozkurt was cleaning his bus, plate number
441 B 1512 on the İzmit-Körfez route, after which he went to wash his
hands.  While doing so, though, someone jumped in the bus and drove
it quickly out of the terminal

                   "Follow that bus! It's mine!"

Seeing his own bus speeding away, Bozkurt got into a taxi in hot pursuit.
The unknown bus thief, aged 17 or 18, drove the bus for two kilometers
with the emergency brake on and even picked up two passengers along
the route (!), dropping them off at their intended destination.  Bozkurt,
in the taxi, told the taxi driver to cut off the bus and the youth stopped the
bus, jumped out and fled.

kocaeli otobüs şöförü taksiye binip ile ilgili görsel sonucu
                     Thief didn't miss a stop.