23 Eylül 2017 Cumartesi

Incurious Locksmith Facilitates Heist


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(Sözcü Newspaper, 23 September 2017)


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They hired the 'See No Evil' Locksmith Company.

In Adana, Ali Y. (30) and Nizam Y. (33) told a locksmith that they
had lost the keys for their rented warehouse and that they wanted
to move their goods but couldn't because of the locked door.  The
two the went to the warehouse with the locksmith and 3 bearers, had
the door opened and took 152,00 TL-worth of textiles from the
warehouse.

Actually, the warehouse belongs to one Sevim Cingöz, who alerted
police to the incident.  After reviewing video images, the police
apprehended Ali Y. and Nizam Y.


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           Adana province


Carwash Slacker Gets Bath from Boss


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(Korkusuz Newspaper, 23 September 2017)

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                        Wash cycle.

E.E. runs a carwash in Toptancılar Sitesi (Wholesalers Market)
in Sivas.  E.E. got angry at worker M.A., whom he accused of
slacking, so he tied M.A. to a chair, washed him with soapy water
and they doused M.A. with pressurized  water.

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                         Rinse cycle.

When the images appeared on social media the resulting negative
comments prompted E.E. to defend himself, saying that he
reduced the water pressure so as not to harm M.A. (!).

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                             Sivas province


22 Eylül 2017 Cuma

A Tree Grows in Beyoğlu


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(Milliyet Newspaper, 22 September 2017)

Terk edilen tarihi binada ağaç çıktı
       Mother Nature always has the last word.

The Botter Apartment House, an art nouveau edifice on İstiklal
Avenue in Beyoğlu, Istanbul, has been vacant for a long time.
Nevertheless, a fig tree has emerged on the top floor of the
abandoned building.  The structure was built in 1900-1901 by
Italian architect Raimondo D'Aronco and belongs to the Turkish-
Jewish Kahmi family.

Ali Hacıali, the general secretary of the Istanbul office of the
Chamber of Architects, stated that "from an architectural
standpoint we have to protect the original state of our historical
structures.  If D'Aronco were to see the state his work has fallen
into he would roll over in his grave.  The appearance of a fig tree
on the top floor is tragicomical.  We ought to recall the saying
'ocağına incir ağacı dikmişler' (meaning, to ruin a family by
planting a fig tree) for the Botter Apartment."

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