(Hurriyet Newspaper, 26 October 2013)
Protocol resumes after dust storm.
Interior Minister Muammer Guler went to Mecitozu district of
Corum Province by helicopter to participate in the funeral ceremony
for the mother of former Deputy Interior Minister Bekir Aksoy.
However, as the helicopter descended into the district stadium to
land it created a dust storm. To escape the dust, the governor and other
officials who had come to meet Guler retreated into their vehicles. The
support staffers took cover behind the vehicles.
As the dust settled, the protocol delegation got out of their cars and greeted
Guler who upbraided Corum Governor Sabri Baskoy, saying "why didn't you
water down the stadium?! Everyone got caught in the dust because of us."
In response, Governor Baskoy explained that "Sir, the fire department watered
in just a short while ago."
Mecitozu in eastern Corum province.