(Hurriyet and Cumhuriyet Newspapers, 14 November 2013)
Police need all the help they can get these days.
In the last month two policemen in the Kocaeli Security Directorate
committed suicide. In consideration of this, and accidents and woundings
that occurred in the Directorate, 30 animals have been sacrificed.
After Aytac Gunes, of the Traffic Bureau, and Erkan Unal, of the Gebze
police station, took their own lives their co-workers decided to offer up
the sacrifices in the hope of warding off similar incidents. The day before
yesterday 5 animals were slaughtered at the District Security Directorate,
with another 25 killed amid prayers at other police stations around the
district. The meat from the sacrifices was distributed to needy persons by
the Social Assistance Fund.