1 Aralık 2017 Cuma
A License to Make a Killing
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Sözcü Newspaper, 30 November 2017)
Gold-plated license plate.
Ilhan Dişli works at a factory in Gölcük district of Kocaeli province.
In 2013 Dişli put his 1997 Mercedes C-180 with plate number
"34 AKP 34" up for sale. Dişli had originally paid 20,000 TL for
the car, which has 383,000 kilometers on it and runs on LPG, and
the current value is 30,000 TL.
However, because of the "34 AKP 34" (AKP is the ruling party of
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan) license plate, Dişli says he could
get 500,000 TL for the car. Politicians and businessmen have
expressed interest in buying the car for as much as 250,000 TL but
Dişli says he will hold out for half a million TL.
Road to Riches: '34' is the designation for Istanbul but
somehow it's on Dişli's car in Kocaeli. A mystery...