11 Ocak 2014 Cumartesi

Three Airport Stories

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sabah Newspaper, 10 January 2014)

                                                     All quiet in the airport, artist at work.

A new episode has been added to the list of  incidents
at Atatürk International Airport (AHL), where for different
reasons and at different times, passengers have been forced
to take up residence. Mongolian Tuvdenbaater Batgerel's
story began when he arrived in Istanbul on 26 November
for a week's stay in the city he had longed to see.

After visiting touristic sites in Istanbul, Batgerel got an
unpleasant surprise when he came to the airport for his
return flight. He missed the flight and didn't have the 2,000TL
needed to buy a new one-way ticket. So Batgerel took up
residence at AHL but found a unique way to raise money
for his ticket - for the last month he has been drawing pictures
of other passengers for whatever they are willing to give him.

Because all the telephone numbers in his phone have been
erased, Batgerel has been unable to call friends in Mongolia
for help. He explained that "I'm drawing pictures so I can buy
a ticket and return home. I'm in a tough situation but I have to
make money by drawing."  Police at AHL have noticed
Batgerel and yesterday they began the necessary steps to
return him to his homeland.

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sabah Newspaper, 11 January 2014)

                                                              Belorussian Al Bundy

A Belorussian passenger who missed his flight at AHL kicked
the accordion gate door in anger. Last evening, Alexander K.
intended to take the 17.45 Turkish Airlines flight to Kilimanjaro
and came to gate number 210. When he learned that the gate
had closed he kicked the gate and broke a window. Alexander
K. was thus able to open the gate but was then stopped by

Police were called and Alexander K. was taken into custody.
When asked why he had kicked the gate, Alexander K.
explained that "I don't know how I missed the flight. I was a
bit drunk. I was going on vacation."

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sabah Newspaper, 10 January 2014)

                        Money no doubt burned a hole in his pocket during flight.

A university student who found a bag with 7,000TL in it and
then handed it over to police in Ağrı has been rewarded with
a vacation by Ağrı Governor Mehmet Tekınarslan. Hayrettin
Bostan is a student at Ağrı Ibrahim Çeçen University's College
of Science and Literature, studying Russian language and

Bostan came to Istanbul recently and arrived at AHL the day
before yesterday for his return trip to Ağrı. He found the bag
full of 7,000TL in a bathroom at AHL and took it with him to
Ağrı (!) because he was in a hurry to catch the flight. Upon arriving
in Ağrı, Bostan turned over the bag and money to police there.

When Governor Tekinarslan heard of the young man's exemplary
behavior  he was so impressed that he congratulated Bostan in
his office and declared that "because of  his fine action we're
awarding him a vacation." (to where one wonders.)

                                      Armenia is next door, how about a vacation there?

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