22 Mayıs 2017 Pazartesi

Toothache Turns Deadly With Friend's Advice

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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 22 May 2017)

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    Arzık even considered self-dentistry.

Misuse of a medicine nearly killed Naifi Arzık. In December Arzık went
to the Izmir Dental Training Hospital because of a long-standing pain in
a tooth.  After examination it turned out that Arzık had an abscess in a
tooth but it could not be dealt with immediately.  Arzık was given an
antibiotic to take but, nevertheless, the tooth pain did not ease.

So, based on the advice of a friend (!), Arzık put a flu pill between his teeth
and pressed.  At first, the pain eased so he tried the same thing the next
day.  But Arzık's face suddenly began to swell and he could not leave the
house for three days, until his family took him to the Bozyaka Training
and Research Hospital.

Doctors determined that the tooth abscess had burst from the pressure of
the flu pill and the infection had spread to his chest.  Drs. Hasan Ersöz and
İbrahim Taylan operated on Arzık for 7 hours to open his chest and fully
purge the infection.  Arzık was unconscious for 65 of the 85 days he spent
in intensive care.

Dr. Ersöz commented that "this illness is 90% deadly because the infection
had spread to the most dangerous parts of his body.  Now, though, he's fine."

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Road Rage Edition: Toll Booth Squeeze

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(NTV Website, 22 May 2017)

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                Any way you look at it...

Two stubborn drivers got stuck with each other in the same toll
booth at the Kartal Samandıra toll station in Istanbul.   The incident
occurred at about 1600 yesterday when drivers Uğur Naci Taner and
Sezer Kaya insisted on using the same toll booth (!).

                            ...it's hilarious.

Taner was slightly injured in the encounter and a health crew treated
him at the scene, although he was later taken to Kartal Training and
Research Hospital.  As for driver Sezer Kaya, explained that "as I was
entering the booth a car on my left jumped ahead of me and we both
went into the toll booth simultaneously.  The windows exploded. It
was really bad."  It took a giant crane 3 hours to remove the stuck cars.

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The Samandıra toll station is on the road near A.

21 Mayıs 2017 Pazar

Mozart and Dostoyevski Cement Worker Morale

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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 21 May 2017)

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Taking concrete steps to improve the İZBETON work place.

In an effort to boost productivity at the İZBETON (İzmir City
Cement Directorate), a campaign was initiated at the Pınarbaşı
Asphalt Facility for workers under the name "Let's add the smell
of books to the facilty. Let's read and share."  In short order, the
workers took to the campaign, bringing books from home to create
a library at the site.

In little more than a month more than 300 books now fill the library,
for use by the 850 workers who pull three shifts daily.  Among the
most-read of the books are Dostoyevski, Orhan Pamuk, Namık Kemal,
Uğur Mumcu's books and 'Nutuk' (written by Atatürk).  Workers are
also serenaded by Mozart and Bach's works during lunch and tea

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Paving the way toward greater İZBETON productivity.

'Karate Kız' Foils Inept Rapists

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(Korkusuz Newspaper, 21 May 2017)

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     Some tough guy...gets beat up by a girl!

In Denizli, G.T. (24)  was walking home when she was spotted
by two individuals driving a car without license plates.  Cem K. (24)
and Oktay K. (24) grabbed G.T.'s arms and tried to force her into
their car.  However, G.T., who knows karate (!), kicked and head-
butted Oktay K., freeing herself.  The two suspects fled in a panic.

Next, the suspects spotted university student S.Ş. (23) and tried to
kidnap her.  She screamed, though, drawing the attention of citizens
who rushed to her aid.  The suspects again fled but police reviewed
surveillance videos from 40 shops, checked 2,000 vehicles and
ultimately tracked down the would-be rapists in Burdur, where they
were arrested.

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20 Mayıs 2017 Cumartesi

Married to The Mob

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(Milliyet Newspaper, 20 May 2017)

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   Being a solid family guy proved his undoing.

pizza police have also used other tactics, as TNT documented.

Mafia boss Sedat Şahin has ordered the killings of tens of members
of the rival Sarallar gang and he was said to be planning yet another
execution.   However, police tracked Şahin's wife to his hide-out in
Beykoz, Istanbul, and captured him before he could commit the
murder and escape to Hungary.

Police have been after Şahin for quite a while and finally arrested him
at the farm of his bodyguard Halis Kocaman on Wednesday.  The key
to capturing Şahin was a police tactic that has nabbed mob leaders in
the past.  For six months police tracked Şahin's wife and when she
entered  Kocaman's farm with their child they pounced on Şahin.
A search of the house on the farm yielded 2 'lav' weapons, 4 hand
grenades, 10 Kalashnikov rifles, 2 machine guns and 12 revolvers.

Police used the same tactic to capture mob boss Alaattin Çakıcı,
tracking his girlfriend Aslı Ural's telephone calls, and to nab Haluk
Kırcı by surveilling his wife Vesile Kırcı.  Mafioso Kürşat Yılmaz
was captured when police tracked his girlfriend Figen Gönül to him.

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Beykoz district in yellow on right side of Bosphorus.