26 Eylül 2017 Salı
Ax Falls on Failed 'Rainmaker'
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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 26 September 2017)
Failed 'Rainmaker' Salum and superstitious ax murder Hayri A.
Hayri A. lives in a shack in the forest in Dudaklı village of Kestel district
in Bursa province. Hayri A. went to the home of Engin Salum, a
'muskacı' (writer of charms), in the village and attacked the father of two
children with an ax, killing him.
After the murder, when Hayri A. returned to his shack that evening
he was apprehended by the Gendarmerie. In his statement, Hayri A.
explained that he held Salum responsible for the lack of rainfall in
the village because Salum had written a 'muska' (charm) that was
supposed to bring rainfall (!).