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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 5 October 2011)
In Sultangazi, Istanbul, on 19 August Zeliha K. invited her 'elti' (wife of
her husband's brother) Sultan K. to her house, saying she wanted to teach
her how to cook. As the women were sitting down two people entered the
house, grabbed Sultan K.'s bracelet and cellphone and fled. The two
women then reported the incident to the police.
The police, however, noticed contradictions in Zeliha K.'s statement and
had her followed. When it was realized that Zeliha K. had planned the
theft with her uncle Cemil S. an operation was begun. Zeliha K. and
Cemil S., along with Suat H., to whom they sold the bracelets, were all
taken into custody.
Zeliha K. rejected the accusation that she had planned the theft but she
admitted that she knew that one of the robbers was her uncle. She said
that she couldn't do anything because she was afraid. Police found
4,000TL in Cemil S.'s house, together with the stolen cellphone and
3,500 lottery tickets purchased the week after the robbery.