27 Ocak 2015 Salı

'Newlyweds', Mugged for Tip, Laugh Last

turkce links to original Turkish article

(Sabah Newspaper, 27 January 2015)

There was a time when asking for a tip was a bit more subtle...

Emre Saygi, a reporter for a  private TV channel in Istanbul,
wanted to do a story about a gang that extorts tips from
newlweds in front of the Beyoglu Marriage Bureau in Istanbul,
so he and a friend posed as a just-married couple.

Sure enough, when Saygi and his 'bride' left the bureau in
their car, decorated with all the trappings of a newlywed
couple, the gang attacked the car and Saygi was threatened
with death by one Abdullah K.

The scene was secretly being filmed for the news, which
assisted the public prosecutor in charging Abdullah K. and
Sahin M. with "pillaging" and "damaging property." If
convicted, the suspects face an 18-year prison sentence.

       Beyoglu, Istanbul, Wedding Bureau.

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