(Sozcu and Milliyet Newspapers, 5 November 2012)
Faux wedding shrine just a joke.
Shepherd Muhittin Karakoyun found some old wedding
dresses in the garbage and hung them on a tree in Yalvac
district of Isparta province. As a rumor spread that the
old wedding dresses were hung near a saint's tomb, bridal
hopefuls flocked to the "brides tomb" with the idea of
enhancing their odds of betrothal. Shepherd Karakoyun,
though, admitted that he had hung the dresses as a joke
and expressed surprise that "everyone believed the rumor."