(Milliyet Newspaper, 7 December 2013)
//ed. note: see blog item of 5 December 2013 for
reporting on Denizli's own 'Fast & Furious'.//
Distributing tasty cakes for safe driving.
In Denizli, Ender Yurdakul runs a drivers education course
and he made lokma (a small,round, syrupy friedcake) to honor
the memory of U.S. film star Paul Walker, who died in a traffic
accident. Yurdakul set up a stand next to his office on Gazi
Boulevard to distribute 1,000 pieces of lokma for Paul Walker's
sake, hanging photographs of Walker all around.
Yurdakul loved Paul Walker and was a big fan. He expressed
his thoughts as follows: "We're all grieving from the loss of
the Paul Walker we knew from the 'Fast & Furious' films. We
did this lokma distribution for the sake of the deceased. Our
main aim is to draw attention to honoring traffic rules and NOT
using a vehicle at high speed."
Denizli province, where careless driving is kids stuff!