(Haberturk Newspaper, 26 January 2011)
Rumors about buried treasure in Inegöl district of Bursa province
lead a group to rent a backhoe and commence to dig. After two
days of excavating a 2.5 meter-deep, 12 meter-wide trench,
though, the treasure hunters have so far been left empty-handed.
Construction engineer Turgut Dede and his friends had heard
rumors about Greeks and Armenians, along with Greek soldiers,
having buried gold and jewelry as they abandoned the town of
Cerrah following the Turkish liberation of the Inegöl area in the
Dede's group obtained the requisite permission from the local
district chief in order to start digging near a by-pass road the
day before yesterday. The Gendarmerie was on hand to observe
the activity, as well. But despite paying 5,000 Turkish Lira to
rent the backhoe, none of the expected 100 to 300 kilograms of
treasure could be located.