(Haberturk Newspaper, 21 January 2011)
In Rize, teacher Bilal Bekar went to the justice hall and made an
application to get his confiscated rifle back. During the hearing
Judge Murat Bilge asked Bekar to stand and not sit, which lead
to an argument between the two. The result was that the judge
filed a complaint against Bekar for insulting and threatening him.
The petty court then freed Bekar pending trial but when the public
prosecutor objected another Rize court ordered Bekar held in jail.
Meanwhile, in Antalya, Cemile E., who wants a divorce from her
husband, came to court drunk. Judge Bülent Sadırlı scolded the
woman for answering his questions merely by nodding her head.
Cemile E., however, took offense and cried out 'don't scream at
me! God damn you!' The judge then had Cemile E.'s remarks
recorded and placed her in custody. Cemile E.'s blood alcohol
level was determined to be 3.2 promil. She claimed that she was
so upset about the divorce that she drank all night long. Ultimately,
Cemile E. apologized to the judge and she was freed pending