18 Haziran 2018 Pazartesi

Creature Feature: Saving a Pit Bull & a Kitten

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 18 June 2018)

domuzların yaraladığı pitbullu askerler kurtardı ile ilgili görsel sonucu
                       You're in the army now!

Near the Hasdal Barracks in Istanbul, soldiers rescued a pit bull dog
that had been attacked by wild pigs (!).  The dog was wounded in its
stomach and legs and was first treated at the Hasdal Barracks, before
being taken to the Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Veterinary Hospital
in Avcılar.  The pooch was escorted to the hospital by 4 soldiers and
after stitches for the wounds the pit bull will return to the barracks.

türk telekom arena haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Hasdal Barracks are near TT Arena in Istanbul


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 18 June 2018)

kedi adana cevahir şimşek ile ilgili görsel sonucu

In Adana, Cevahir Şimşek (22) was walking with his friend around
midnight on Kozan Avenue in Yüreği district when he heard
the sound of a kitten coming through a sewer grate.  Thinking
that the kitten would be able to get itself out, Şimşek continued
on but a few hours later, worried about the kitten, he returned and
found the it still trapped in the sewer.

kedi adana cevahir şimşek ile ilgili görsel sonucu
     So worried he couldn't even take a cat nap.

Şimşek summoned the Adana municipality's CANKUR (like
the ASPCA) and a team came to cut the grate.  A firefighter
wearing a glove reached into the sewer and removed the
frightened kitten, which scampered off.  Şimşek explained
that "when I got home I couldn't forget the kitten's sound and
it haunted me so I couldn't sleep. I walked back here from my
home in the Atakent neighborhood at 5 o'clock in the morning."

yüreğir haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

A Different Kind of Father's Day Story

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 18 June 2018)

baba bunu bana gülseren bintaş ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Family matters...even more when it has slipped away.

When Gülseren Bintaş (74)  was young she worked in a shop near
Balıkesir University's Necatibey Teacher-training Faculty.  Gülseren
hanım had a relationship with İbrahim F., who was studying at the
faculty.  After the two split up, Gülseren hanım  planned to go to
Germany to work but when she learned she was pregnant she
abandoned her plans.

Gülseren hanım informed İbrahim F. of her pregnancy but he was
indifferent.  So, as her pregnancy progressed Bintaş moved to İzmir
to avoid her family finding out.  Bintaş named her son 'Kenan' and
had him registered with her surname, writing in 'Mithat Bintaş' as the
boy's father.  She told Kenan that his father was a soldier who died in
combat but added that the father didn't want Kenan so Bintaş
burned all of his photos.

Kenan Bintaş, now a printer, searched the 'e-devlet' (Turkish state
registry) system for any trace of 'Mithat Bintaş' but became
suspicious when nothing turned up.  He asked his mother but she
avoided a direct answer so Kenan checked records in Balıkesir but
again came up empty-handed.  Finally, Gülseren hanım told Kenan
about İbrahim F., now a retired school teacher.

Kenan tracked down İbrahim F. in Balıkesir's Ayvalık district but
İbrahim F. told him "I can't register you as my child. I have a
family and two children.  I can only give you my car and a flat."
In response, Kenan filed a suit against İbrahim F., asking the court
for 10,000 TL (about $2,200) for each year he lived without a
father = 530,000 TL.

As for his mother Gülseren hanım, Kenan had this to say: "My
mother worked at all sorts of jobs to bring me up. I don't blame
her at all.  On the contrary, I'm so grateful to her for raising me.
But my real father was very cold toward me.  I grew up without
a father.  This is not about money.  If I win the suit I'll give a
portion of it to charity."

balıkesir haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

17 Haziran 2018 Pazar

Honeymooners' Shower Shoes Provoke Nightclub Beating

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 17 June 2018)

  Dress-code violaters will be dealt with severely!

Nourishment expert İlter Faik Kaya (36) and his wife of 4 months,
economist Nesrin Konuklu Kaya, went to the Cratos hotel in Girne,
Northern Cyrpus (KKTC), for a delayed honeymoon.  The couple got
to their hotel from Istanbul at 3 in the morning on Wednesday night,
checked into their room and then went to their hotel's nightclub for a

Kaya explained that "we went into the nightclub and looked around.
I was wearing shorts, a t-shirt and shower shoes.  My wife was with
me.  One of the bouncers came up to me and said 'we'll escort you
outside'.  When I asked why, he said 'you can't come in here like that.'
I responded by saying that this was the way everyone dresses in the
hotel.  The tension escalated and 7-8 other bouncers came.  I knew
at that point I was in trouble and told my wife to leave.  Then they
started to beat me and even my wife. My face and eyes were covered
with blood. They beat me for about 10 minutes and then took me out
of the nightclub, leaving me by the side of the pool."

 Kaya noted that the entire incident was recorded by the hotel's
cameras and he added that "my wife helped me get to a hospital,
where we got reports related to our injuries. Then I went to the
police."  While at the hospital, an individual came and told Kaya
that the hotel would cover all his expenses if he did not talk about
the incident.  Nevertheless, when Kaya got back to Istanbul he
related the incident to the press.

Northern Cyprus police determined that 4 bouncers beat the Kaya
couple and broke İlter's nose.  The 4 were fired and two of them,
Yasin Çokçu and Halil Işık, were jailed yesterday.  Police are now
looking for the other two bouncers, Bayram Sözüdoğru and Hüseyin

kktc haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Traveler Beware in Some Places: 'I'd Turn Back if I Were You'

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sözcü Newspaper, 17 June 2018)

İstifa edip dünya turuna çıktı! Başına gelmeyen kalmadı
Selçuk couldn't help humming 'Inka Dinka Doo' here.

Selçuk's travellog t-shirts available on request.

Selçuk Tanaydın (33) of Bursa, resigned from his job at a car
factory last year after having worked there for a decade.  Then,
he headed out on the 'world tour' he'd been dreaming about all
his life. After touring the Middle East and the Balkans, Selçuk
bey made a sudden decision to go to South America, where his
first stop was Argentina, after which he visited Uruguay, Brazil,
Colombia, Equador, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras,
Nicaragua, Panama and Chile.

fuego volcano eruption ile ilgili görsel sonucu
An exaggerated  'warm welcome' to Guatemala.

Bad luck seemed to find Selçuk bey in Central America: the place
where he camped in Guatemala was near the erupting Fuego
Volcano and the lava spewing from the mountain gave him quite
a scare; in Mexico he got caught in the midst of a 7.1 magnitude
earthquake; and in Honuduras there was a civil war in progress
when Selçuk arrived (!). 

Needless to say, after visiting 15 countries and traveling 40,000
kilometers, Selçuk bey is very glad to be back home.

south central america map ile ilgili görsel sonucu