19 Mart 2018 Pazartesi
Old Assassins with Nerve Agents of Steel
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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 18 March 2018)
In those times, classy assassins were of the "no fuss, no
In Bartın, police seized historic items from the Selcuk and Ottoman
periods, including 4 canes with 30-40-centimeter long swords inside
that could be extracted with secret mechanisms and used for
assassinations. The suspects hoped to sell the canes for 2,000 TL
(about $500) each.
These days, it takes a village to clean up afterwards.
On a tip, police made contact with the historic artifact sellers and
posed as buyers, meeting with them at the Bartın Ağdacı location.
In the operation, Orhan U.and Aslan K. were taken into custody.
A search of the suspects' car revealed a two-headed bronze pitcher,
20 coins, 2 swords, a dagger, three parts of a food-carrying box
from an Armenian church and the 4 'assassin canes', all from Selcuk
and Ottoman times.