24 Mayıs 2017 Çarşamba

Extraordinary Incidents Edition


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(Milliyet Newspaper, 24 May 2017)

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Embarrassed to have killed someone for such a stupid reason.

Ahmet Selçuk Atasoy (62) took his dog out for a walk yesterday morning at
around 6 o'clock in a park in the Muratpaşa district of Antalya.  As he walked
his dog, Atasoy was chastised by Erol Karayel (55), who lives in an apartment
house next to the park. Karayel said to Atasoy "you're walking your dog at this
hour of the morning!?  We can't sleep because of the barking! Don't walk your
dog in this park!"

An argument ensued and Karayel came out of his house with a gun and shot
Atasoy 7 times, killing him.  Karayel was taken into custody and a friend of
Atasoy's came to take the dog back to Atasoy's house.

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türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 24 May 2017)


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    "Have I got a nice surprise for you!"

In Bakırköy, Istanbul, two people dressed as cargo deliverers knocked on
the door of a luxury villa on 9 May and announced that "we have cargo for
you."  Upon entering the house the suspects hit Moldovan maid Olesea C.
and then threatened homeowner E.E.

The intruders demanded the cipher for the strongbox from E.E., whom they
handcuffed to a closet door.  Having no other choice, E.E. surrendered the
cipher and the bandits took $50,000 in cash and $250,000 worth of jewelry.
After the robbers fled a gardener came and freed E.E., who called police.

After reviewing surveillance video, police determined the vehicle the
suspects used.  Before long, police took Moldovan maid Olesea C.,
Moldovan Luri C. (40), Bulgarian Mihail F. (58) and Mustafa M. (27) into
custody.  Three stolen watches found at the suspects' home were also
confiscated by police.

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               Bakırköy district of Istanbul

Ivanka's Ari Onassis?


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(Milliyet Newspaper, 23 May 2017)


Waiting (impatiently) in the wings, oblivious to Jared.

During U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, one of the
Kingdom's rich businessmen sent Saudi King Selman a video proposal for the
hand of Ivanka Trump: "I am Bedir Fehd Abdullah.  I request from King
Selman that he give me Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka with God's
permission and the Prophet's promise."

Ivanka is currently married to Jared Kushner, whom Trump has made a senior
White House advisor.  She is also the mother of their two children.

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Does Bedir Fehd Abdullah know something we don't?!






23 Mayıs 2017 Salı

Extraordinary Accidents Edition


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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 23 May 2017)



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             Long way down.

Emre Kumlu (22), who both works for the Denizli municipality and
attends Pamukkale University, was driving his car at 4 in the morning
the night before last when it broke down on the Denizli Kalesi mountain
road in the Honaz district of the province.  Inside the car were friends
Fatmanur Bağbakan (19), Ayşegül Öner (21) and Kader Güldaş (20).

Kumlu tried to 'jump-start' the car by pushing it, planning to get back
in the car once the motor started.  However, the car gained speed on
an incline, Kumlu could not get back in and the car plunged off a
75-meter high cliff.  Fatmanur and Ayşegül were seriously injured in
the accident and Kader died.  Kumlu was taken into custody.


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türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 23 May 2017)

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                 Ebru and her last train.

In Eskişehir, high school student Ebru Demir (16) wanted to get atop
a freight train car and have her picture taken at the Enveriye station.
Unfortunately, Ebru came in contact with a 30,000 volt high-tension
wire (!) and was seriously injured.  She died en route to Eskişehir
Osmangazi University Hospital.  Ebru's  friend Ekrem Lale (17), who
tried to save her, is currently being treated for his injuries.

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22 Mayıs 2017 Pazartesi

Toothache Turns Deadly With Friend's Advice


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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 22 May 2017)

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    Arzık even considered self-dentistry.

Misuse of a medicine nearly killed Naifi Arzık. In December Arzık went
to the Izmir Dental Training Hospital because of a long-standing pain in
a tooth.  After examination it turned out that Arzık had an abscess in a
tooth but it could not be dealt with immediately.  Arzık was given an
antibiotic to take but, nevertheless, the tooth pain did not ease.

So, based on the advice of a friend (!), Arzık put a flu pill between his teeth
and pressed.  At first, the pain eased so he tried the same thing the next
day.  But Arzık's face suddenly began to swell and he could not leave the
house for three days, until his family took him to the Bozyaka Training
and Research Hospital.

Doctors determined that the tooth abscess had burst from the pressure of
the flu pill and the infection had spread to his chest.  Drs. Hasan Ersöz and
İbrahim Taylan operated on Arzık for 7 hours to open his chest and fully
purge the infection.  Arzık was unconscious for 65 of the 85 days he spent
in intensive care.

Dr. Ersöz commented that "this illness is 90% deadly because the infection
had spread to the most dangerous parts of his body.  Now, though, he's fine."

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Road Rage Edition: Toll Booth Squeeze


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(NTV Website, 22 May 2017)

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                Any way you look at it...

Two stubborn drivers got stuck with each other in the same toll
booth at the Kartal Samandıra toll station in Istanbul.   The incident
occurred at about 1600 yesterday when drivers Uğur Naci Taner and
Sezer Kaya insisted on using the same toll booth (!).


                            ...it's hilarious.

Taner was slightly injured in the encounter and a health crew treated
him at the scene, although he was later taken to Kartal Training and
Research Hospital.  As for driver Sezer Kaya, explained that "as I was
entering the booth a car on my left jumped ahead of me and we both
went into the toll booth simultaneously.  The windows exploded. It
was really bad."  It took a giant crane 3 hours to remove the stuck cars.

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The Samandıra toll station is on the road near A.



21 Mayıs 2017 Pazar

Mozart and Dostoyevski Cement Worker Morale


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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 21 May 2017)

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Taking concrete steps to improve the İZBETON work place.

In an effort to boost productivity at the İZBETON (İzmir City
Cement Directorate), a campaign was initiated at the Pınarbaşı
Asphalt Facility for workers under the name "Let's add the smell
of books to the facilty. Let's read and share."  In short order, the
workers took to the campaign, bringing books from home to create
a library at the site.

In little more than a month more than 300 books now fill the library,
for use by the 850 workers who pull three shifts daily.  Among the
most-read of the books are Dostoyevski, Orhan Pamuk, Namık Kemal,
Uğur Mumcu's books and 'Nutuk' (written by Atatürk).  Workers are
also serenaded by Mozart and Bach's works during lunch and tea
breaks.

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Paving the way toward greater İZBETON productivity.