9 Şubat 2018 Cuma
Governor's Crush Takes a Bizarre 'Soleful' Turn
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Milliyet Newspaper, 9 February 2018)
Gubernatorial infatuation gone wild.
Kırklareli Governor Orhan Çiftçi was previously the District
Chief of Mudanya. On 8 May 2017, Çiftçi met with Meltem Ö.
somewhere between Mudanya and Bursa and Meltem Ö.
related what happened as follows: "Çiftçi and 4 others who came
with him punched me, hustled me into a car and took me to the
Balat Forest. There, Çiftçi and the others beat me. Once free, I
filed a complaint against them."
Based on Meltem Ö.'s complaint, the Interior Ministry began an
investigation. It turned out that a year and a half ago, when
Çiftçi was the chief of staff to a mayor, he first met Meltem hanım,
who declared that "we were never romantically involved...but on
8 May 2017 when I met him on the road he grabbed me by the
hair and threw me in a car, taking me to the forest. I sat locked
in the car for 2 hours and he and his friends took my phone, too.
We were both in the back seat and he made some proposals to me,
which I refused because he's a married man. I have a circle of
friends in Ankara. Çiftçi made some accusations about my honor
that he threatened to make known in Ankara. Once out of the car I
found a big rock and threatened to kill myself with it. Çiftçi
relented somewhat but would only give me my phone back on
the condition that I kiss the soles of his shoes. (!) Just to get free
I did so and then left in my own car. After the incident, I missed
a month of work because of the wounds they inflicted on me."
Mudanya is NW of Bursa.