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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 25 July 2015)
But it works! Before/after using Avanos hair-removal spray!
(and you get one free, too!)
Citizens in the district of Avanos in Nevşehir province are
objecting to the use of their town's name for a new hair-
removal spray. The municipality of Avanos, which is known as
a center for handicrafts in the Cappadocia region of central Turkey,
has filed a criminal complaint against the firm.
Photographer Metin Yıldırım, a resident of Avanos, accidentally
noticed ads for the spray on the internet a few weeks ago. He was
discomfitted by the ads that used his town's name and sent an email
to the firm, as follows: "I am very upset about the use of my
district's name in this way. When 'Avanos' is mentioned,
everyone in Turkey thinks of pots and stone chimneys, the
Kızılırmak river - but not a spray like this!"
Tourism official Okan Savaş asserted that "our district is one
of Turkey's most important tourism centers. More than two
million tourists come each year. I think this spray would do
damage to our district's brand."
Avanos is in the heart of the Cappadocia region.