(Sabah Newspaper, 16 July 2013)
In Uskudar, Istanbul, a raid on a gambling house
began with intelligence that the gambling was taking
place at a phony organization with the words "Law
Above All" written on its front door.
Police parked in civilian cars near to the gambling
house and two policemen went in as customers. One
of the policemen said to the bodyguards at the door
"there won't be a police raid, right?", to which the
bodyguards responded "the police are in Taksim going
after the demonstrators. Gamgling goes on."
The policemen entered the gambling house and saw that
poker was being played at three tables, so one of the detectives
got a ticket and began to play, too. Meanwhile, as the game
continued, the policemen called someone on his cellphone and
said "gambling will go on until sahur" (sahur is the meal taken
before dawn during the fasting month of Ramazan).
This was the signal to the waiting police team to raid the
gambling house. Three card dealers and seven workers were
among the 40 people taken into custody.