elevator links to original article
(Hürriyet Newspaper, 10 February 2012)
Based on a tip, police raided a hotel late at night in Artvin. The tip claimed
that there was a secret room under the elevator so an investigation was
conducted. When the elevator was found to be out-of-service a repairman
was summoned but despite lengthy efforts the secret room could not be
Finally, when the 'zero' and 'one' buttons on the elevator were
pressed simultaneously the elevator descended to an unlit chamber about
three meters in area. There, two each Kirgiz, Azerbaijani, Moldovan and
an Uzbek women were found, along with empty plastic water bottles and
a box into which clothes had been thrown.
The women gave statements to the police as victims, while hotel managers
T.Y., M.Ö., T.P. and U.Y. were taken into custody.