5 Mart 2013 Salı

Hero's Fine Essentially a Victory

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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 5 March 2013)

Spoiled brat gets what's coming to him...

The case involving street sweeper Selçuk Kahraman ('kahraman'
means 'hero' in Turkish) and 17 year-old Yasin Karaaslan, which
began with Kahraman telling Karaaslan "beat it, kid!" and ended with
the street sweeper hitting Karaaslan over the head with the handle of
his broom, has ended in Gölcük Petty Crimes Court. //The incident
took place on 11 May 2012 in Gölcük district of Kocaeli province.//

The judge gave Kahraman a fine for the crime of "intentional wounding"
equal to 740 TL, after applyıng a discount based on the suspect's economic
situation, and the broom used in the incident was returned to the Gölcük
Municipality. Kahraman's father Mustafa Kahraman said that they will
not appeal the verdict.

When father Kahraman was asked by a reporter whether they have been
given an apartment for the film rights to "Oğlum Git Bak" (YouTube
video "Beat it, Kid!"), Mustafa Kahraman responded by saying that
"They were going to give us an apartment and a ten year mortgage.
They wanted to use my son for 10 years. I said no."

Gölcük located south of Kocaeli (İzmit)

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