(Haberturk Newspaper, 28 January 2011)
The headman of Akpınar village in Sungurlu district of Çorum
province, Cengiz Yetişoğlu, allegedly became angry when some
people began to sow seeds on his uncle's land without permission.
So Yetiloğlu went to the town's mosque, grabbed the microphone
and cursed out the offending trespassers, according to some
Those within earshot informed the Gendarmerie, district chief
and the public prosecutor and filed a complaint against Yetişoğlu.
Rejecting the complaint, though, Yetişoğlu alleged that 'they're
trying to run me down. These slanders arise because of jealousy
in the village. Certain opportunists put forth baseless claims like
these, wanting to take the seal from my hands. Their biggest
concern is not me, it's the village seal.'
District chief Hulusi Şahin, however, stated that 'both my office
and the prosecutor's office have received complaints alleging
that such an incident took place in Akpınar village but the
interesting thing is that some people say 'the headman was
cursing from the mosque loudspeakers', whereas most people
say that 'no, our headman did no such thing.' We are continuing