29 Haziran 2017 Perşembe
This Begger Can be Choosey
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(Sözcü Newspaper, 29 June 2017)
Ali D. surveys his financial empire, which he later 'contributed'
to the public treasury.
In Balıkesir, police apprehended a begger named Ali D. (78) who had
more than 71,000 TL (about $20,000) (!) on him. It took 8 policemen
the entire first day of the Ramazan holiday to count the money, which
was mostly in small denominations and coins.
Ali D. had come from another province to beg around the Balıkesir
bus terminal, where police were posted to enable citizens to have a
pleasant holiday. In the end, Ali D. was fined 109 TL and the 71,000
TL was confiscated for the public treasury (!). Ali D. left Balıkesir.