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(Sözcü Newspaper, 31 January 2016)
Pazar district pioneers the latest in snow-removal techniques.
The scandalous incident happened in Pazar district of Rize
province. The district chief gave orders to have the snow on the
football field belonging to the provincial Youth and Sports Services
Directorate removed. However, there was no snow-removal machine
So, 50 6-month temporary workers of the district chief's office
were pressed into service. The workers were made to walk up and
down the field repeatedly for 90 minutes in cold and snowy weather
in an effort to eliminate the snow cover. Walking in street shoes and
clothes, some of the women workers began crying.
"See, she's warm and toasty now. No harm done."
Pazar District Chief Selçuk Aslan admitted that "I gave the order but
I didn't tell anyone to have them walk like that. I'm starting an
Pazar district is on Rize's Black Sea coast.