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(Milliyet Newspaper, 25 March 2017)
"There's a sucker born every minute" (every 30 seconds in Kartal.)
In Kartal, Istanbul, a fake hodja who wrote charms for childless
women and promised to expel evil spirits has been arrested.
Becuase of the crowd at the hodja's house he had to install a
'sıramatic' (take-a-number) machine. Prices included 300 TL
(about $75) for charms and 30 TL for fortune-telling, but no
bargaining was permitted to lower these prices.
On a tip, police raided the home of hodja Salih G. in the Esentepe
section of Kartal. Besides Salih G., his assistants T.G., İ.G. and
A.C.G. were also taken into custody. At the home, police seized
paper for writing charms, paper with Arabic writing on it and
Kartal district of Istanbul