(Hurriyet Newspaper, 19 August 2013)
Next time, catch a cab.
In Nusaybin district of Mardin province, Emin Diri (40),
the father of four who makes his living herding animals,
received 15,500 TL for the animals he sold and headed
back to Nusaybin city. In order to get there he hitchhiked
and so got into a vehicle that stopped for him.
In the car, Diri smoked a tampered cigarette and drank
something that was offered to him. He then passed out and
later found himself on the side of the road without his money
and in a wobbly state. Passers-by noticed Diri and took him
to a hospital. Police are tracking four persons in connection
with the incident.
Thumb a ride at your own risk in Mardin.