29 Ocak 2015 Perşembe

Dowager's Well Bottom Blues

turkce links to original Turkish article

(Hurriyet Newspaper, 29 January 2015)

Tarihi köşkte kuyu kazası
               All's well that ends well...

In Kadikoy district, Istanbul, Mehves Sarica (85) went for a
walk in her garden at the historic Sarica Arif Pasa Mansion
on Moda Boulevard, where she lives, at about 11 am yesterday
morning. Unfortunately, Mehves hanim fell into a well
because the path in front of the mansion's entrance collapsed.

Sarica Arif Pasa Mansion in Moda section of Kadikoy.

Rescue teams arriving at the scene extended a ladder down
into the 8-meter deep well.  One of the rescuers then descended
into the well and found Mehves hanim up to her neck in well
water.  After having a rope tied around her waist, Mehves hanim
was hoisted to the top by firefighters, police and citizens who
pulled on the rope.  She was taken to Haydarpasa Numune
Training and Research hospital and an investigation into the
incident has begun.

Mehves hanim's younger sister is famous pianist Aysegul Sarica.
The mansion was used by the British during World War I as a

              Kadikoy district, Istanbul

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