20 Ekim 2017 Cuma

Şanlıurfa Edition: Cotton Smother; Wedding Vapor

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 20 October 2017)

cansız bedenleri pamuktan çıktı, ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Invitingly comfortable-looking cotton pile-cum-nightmare.

The night before last, brothers Ali (12) and Harun Tekdağ (14) and
their cousin Hüseyin Tekdağ, all of Ulucanlar village in Eyyübiye
district of Şanlıurfa, went to a field in the Gözeler quarter where cotton
is harvested. 

The three boys lay down on a pile of cotton and covered themselves
with it to sleep in the cool night air.  But when the boys did not return
home later in the night their parents looked for them and found their
three bodies among the cotton pile.  The Şanlıurfa public prosecutor
issued a preliminary cause of death as smothering but the Istanbul
forensics lab will do autopsies to determine the definite cause of death.

Ulucanlar village chief Mahmut Alkan said that "the children may have
died from smothering under the cotton but it may also be that they died
because of the agricultural pesticides."  Relative Mehmet Tektaş stated
that "they lay down in cotton treated with pesticides.  Later, a tractor
dumped another ton of cotton on them as they slept." 

Prof. Dr. Saadettin Gürsöz of Harran University's Agriculture Faculty
opined that "agricultural pesticides have an effect for 48 hours or
perhaps as long as a week.  After a long while it loses its killing effect."


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sözcü Newspaper, 20 October 2017)

gelin almaya gittiler elleri boş döndüler satılmış gökhasan ile ilgili görsel sonucu
The engaged happy (!) couple.  Oh, what might have been...

Satılmış Gökhasan and his son Tahsin (29) live in Afyonkarahisar. 
They found a bride for Tahsin from a family in Şanlıurfa and rented a
house there, where Tahsin and Nur D. (20) were engaged.  Then,
Tahsin and his father returned to Afyonkarahisar after paying Nur D.'s
family 50,000 TL (about $15,000) as a 'bride price'.

Wedding invitations were printed and the marriage was scheduled
for 13 October.  However, Nur D.'s family claimed there had been a
death in the family so they wanted the wedding postponed.  When
the family didn't answer calls from the Gökhasan's, father and son
went back to Şanlıurfa only to find the engagement house empty.

The Gökhasan family has filed a fraud complaint against Nur. D.'s
family.  Meanwhile, Tahsin said that "after this bilking incident I'll
never get married.  They have crushed my dreams." 

şanlıurfa haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

19 Ekim 2017 Perşembe

She Got Mixed Up With a Bad Crowd

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 19 October 2017)

eylem gülçin kanık ile ilgili görsel sonucu
             Eylem hanım in happier days.

On 7 October the burned body of a woman was found in the brush
near Manastır village in Didim district of Aydın province.  After a
week of forensic research the unrecognizable body was identified
from a belly button piercing to be that of Eylem Gülçin Kanık (37).

Police went to the scene and reviewed surveillance camera footage
that led them to Erhan D. (48), who is on the run from a 27-year jail
sentence for "fabricating official documents" and human trafficking.
Along with Erhan D., accomplices Serdal Ç. (37), Mahmut K. (40),
Gülhan K. (18) and Y.K. (17) were taken into custody.

During the suspects' interrogation all the details of Kanık's murder
came out.  Kanık herself was being sought for stealing the bank
cards of others over the internet and selling them.  She intended to
flee to Northern Cyprus with a fake ID, which is why Kanık came
from Istanbul to Didim on 4 October to talk with Erhan D., who is
the uncle of one of Kanık's friends.

Erhan D. enlisted his prison buddy Serdal Ç. in the matter and
Kanık paid them 28,000 TL (about $8,000) for the fake ID. 
However, the suspects demanded more money from Kanık and
Serdal Ç. went to the house she was staying at, where he strangled
her with a rope. Serdal Ç. then put the body in his car, picked up
Erhan D. and the two set fire to Kanık's body along the road so
it could not be identified.  The suspects wanted 250,000 TL from

Police are also trying to determine whether Kanık was raped. 

didim haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
                   From İstanbul to Didim.

Mayor Weinsteinoğlu

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 19 October 2017)

Belediye başkanı tacizden tutuklandı
    Job placement is his specialty, just ask him.

Saim Çevik, the mayor of Taşkesti town in Mudurnu district of Bolu
province,  has been arrested for sexually harassing and imprisoning nurse
T.D. (25), who asked him for a job placement.  Çevik, a member of the
ruling AKP party, has been expelled from the party and asked to resign
from his post as mayor.

Çevik and T.D. had a meal at a restaurant on 16 October, after which the
two went to Çevik's home.  While Çevik was using the bathroom, T.D.
lept from the balcony of the first floor apartment, injuring herself.  She
was taken to a hospital by a relative Çevik called.

harvey weinstein ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Role model is the former mayor of Hollywood.

At the hospital, T.D. told police what had happened to her.  She claimed
that while at the restaurant she had sent a message to a relative saying
where she was and pleading in the message "save me!".  Upon being
taken into custody the day before yesterday, Çevik denied the charges,
saying that he had met with the nurse with regard to her job placement
request.  Nevertheless, Çevik was arrested.

bolu haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
   Mudurnu district is in western Bolu province.

18 Ekim 2017 Çarşamba

Ministry Confuses Abraham's Tale by 1,000 Years

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(Milliyet Newspaper, 18 October 2017)

nemrut dağı ile ilgili görsel sonucu
There's no 'sunset clause' in history books.

Since the beginning of the school year many school books have been
gathered up or pages destroyed because of mistakes.  In the 6th grade
book about the Kuran prepared by the National Education Ministry
(MEB) for middle schools and 'imam hatip' (religious) schools one
particular mistake has generated discussion.

king nemrut & abraham the rest of the story...

In the book the MEB confused King Nemrut with the King of
Kommagene, with regard to during which king's reign Abraham
was thrown into the fire.  The book explains that Abraham lived in
2100 B.C. but the image used in connection with Abraham shows
the statues of Nemrut Dağı that were built by the Kommagene
Kingdom 1,000 years later (!). 

kommagene (commagene) kingdom what's 1.000 years...?

In 1987 UNESCO the statues were placed on the World Heritage
List and declared to be the 8th wonder of the world.  The MEB,
though, characterized the statues for students as "idols" and a
"center for disbelief, immorality, ugliness and idolatry".  On the
page where the MEB explains that Abraham destroyed the idols
there are pictures of a 'Zeus-Oromasdes' statue, an eagle-headed
status and giant statues in a row atop a piece of wood that is 10
meters high.

nemrut dağı haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Internet Dating Dangerous in Adıyaman

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 18 October 2017)

missed advice if only Mehmet had listened to Adıyaman's Mustafa 

Cinsel ilişki hevesiyle buluştuğu kadın tufaya düşürdü
Would-be Romeo this time on, instead of below, the balcony.

In Adıyaman, yesterday morning Mehmet U. (42) went to an address
in the Altınşehir neighborhood where he had agreed to meet a woman
he met on the internet.  After exchanging pleasantries, the woman
went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and held it to Mehmet's throat,
thereby relieving him of his cellphone, ring and bracelet (!).

The woman also took all of Mehmet's clothes and locked the door
behind her as she left.  Stranded and naked, Mehmet went to the balcony
wrapped in a blanket to beseech neighbors for help.  Police were called
and a locksmith opened the apartment door.  Mehmet's clothes were
found at the building's entrance and police began looking for the woman.

adıyaman haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

17 Ekim 2017 Salı

Hospital Accountant's Drip by Drip Embezzlement

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 17 October 2017)

2 milyonluk vurguna tazminat davası yusuf keleş ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Scene of the crime, left, and diabolical accountant Keleş.

The salaries of personnel at the Metin Sabancı Baltalimanı Bones
Hospital  were showing small reductions and a scandal years in the
making erupted.  The Ministry of Health decided to look into the
matter and inspector Şahin Savaş found that between 2003 and
2010 accountant Yusuf Keleş had finagled the books to embezzle
1.9 million TL  (about $600,000).

Keleş had siphoned off small amounts from payments made to
the hospital personnel, amounting to a 1.3 million TL loss for those
individuals and a 600,000 loss to the Treasury.  Keleş sent the money
to the accounts of himself and 19 others but did not send the payroll
registry electronically to the bank, instead sending information to
the bank by email.

Keleş is now a defendent in multiple court cases filed by both the
victimized hospital personnel and the government.  Four of Keleş's
supervisors are also been held accountable for not keeping track
of Keleş's activities.  The Health Ministry had demanded all the
money back, with interest (!).

embezzlement cartoons ile ilgili görsel sonucu

                Keleş, at the beginning...

'Bizzaro' Weinstein

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 17 October 2017)

Rektörden tepki çeken  ‘haram’ paylaşımı
Sort of Weinstein' mirror image. Nevertheless, the resemblance...

The Dean of Adıyaman University, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Talha Gönüllü,
has posted a message on social media referring to certain books and
'hadis' (words or actions attributed to the Prophet Muhammed) as
examples that justify the belief that a man and woman who are not
married should not shake hands or be left alone.

In his post Dr. Gönüllü says that "it is improper for a man and a woman
who are not married to touch each other or be alone together.  And since
looking at a woman one is not married to is forbidden then, of course,
touching them or being alone with them is prohibited.  The Holy
Prophet intimated that holding the hand of a foreign woman is more
terrible than touching fire.  He signaled that one who does so will grasp
the fire of Hell."

                                     ...is uncanny.

(Predictably), Gönüllü's post drew strong reactions on social media,
which prompted him to post this: "situations that occur in hidden places
and, in fact, sometimes in public areas make one worry about the future
of our community.  The 'ayets' (verses of the Koran) and 'hadis' are
applicable throughout the universe.  It is the duty of every Moslem
wherever they are to share these 'ayets' and 'hadis'.  If the ones you know
are limited then have others who know more examples share them.  We
know that anyone who opposes this is anti-Moslem."

 adıyaman haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu