24 Şubat 2018 Cumartesi

Kebap Edition


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sözcü Newspaper, 24 February 2018)

elif işeri mehmet kaya denizli ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Next stop: Coney Island for the hot dog eating contest.

In Denizli, a contest was held at Mehmet Kaya's restaurant to
see if a customer could eat the amount of food he or she said
was possible.  The winner would be awarded a 1/4-size gold
piece.  Customer Elif İşeri took up the challenge, claiming
she could eat 151 shish kebabs. 

A waiter brought her that amount of kebabs, plus ayran and
lavaş bread.  At first, Elif hanım rolled the meet into sandwich-
like portions but quickly realized her stomach could not
accommodate this technique.  Switching to eating the kebab
pieces one by one, Elif hanım finished them all in 30 minutes
and claimed her prize.

denizli haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

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türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 24 February 2018)


doğu ekspresi cağ kebabı ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Well, at least they're out from behind their computers and
IPhones...

In recent years the Ankara-Kars train "Doğu Expresi" has become
popular with young people, sparking the tourism sectors of
provinces and districts along the way.  As the train approaches
Erzurum, the youngsters get the phone numbers of restaurants
in the city from railroad personnel and place orders for 'cağ kebap',
in particular. 

doğu ekspresi cağ kebabı ile ilgili görsel sonucu
              So this is what real snow looks like...

The restaurants bring the hundreds of orders to the Erzurum
train station and deliver them to the young people riding the train.
The passengers got a surprise in Erzincan's Kemah district two
days ago: District Chief Ahmet Karaaslan and Mayor Osman
Kemal Aslan got permission from TCDD (Turkish Railways)
to keep the train in Kemah 20 minutes longer than normal.  With
a band playing, the passengers were offered rock salt, lavaş
bread and local cheese, along with a brochure and CD about
Kemah.  Some of the passengers dance the 'halay' with locals.

doğu expresi haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Inmates' Ceiling Escape Plans Fail, Again


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 24 February 2018)

hababam firar küçükçekmece adliyesi ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Students hoping to get to the Fenerbahçe football match
tried the same technique in an old Turkish film, but their
plan 'fell through', too. 

For the second time in 18 months robbery inmates at a jail in the
judicial building in Küçükçekmece, Istanbul, have tried to escape.
The inmates faked a fight and six of them fled into the room's
false ceiling.  One fell in front of a courtroom, one fell in the
women's restroom and a third fell in a judge's chambers (!), broke
a window and escaped the building but was recaptured the next day.

On January 31st, 20 robbery suspects were brought to the judicial
building in Sefaköy, Küçükçekmece, to give their statements.
Faking a fight, six of the suspects entered the false ceiling.  Besides
the three who fell through the ceiling, the three others were nabbed
within the building. 

On 30 June 2016, in the same judicial building, members of a
robbery gang put their leader on their shoulders and into the false
ceiling.  He, too, fell through the ceiling into the court secretariat
where workers screamed and summoned police.

küçükçekmece haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

     Küçükçekmece district of Istanbul.


23 Şubat 2018 Cuma

Schools Use 'Porno', 'Bitcoin' to Boost Search Numbers


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 23 February 2018)

stormy daniels ile ilgili görsel sonucu
         "It's got to be Education First!"

Bilal Tırnakçı, the general director of the National Education
Ministry's Innovation and Training Technologies group has made
some striking statements in regard to the intense competition
between private schools to snag students.  Tırnakçı asserted that
some private schools' website designers insert words like 'porno'
and 'bitcoin' to increase their websites' search numbers.

By putting these 'keywords' in their website designs, when
someone searches for 'bitcoin' on Google, for example, the
particular private school will be one of the search results.
Tırnakçı stated that 12 schools' internet sites have been blocked
for this reason. 


bitcoin ile ilgili görsel sonucu
A 'Bitcoin' search put these kids into a fancy private school.

This Cat's Got Milk!


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Patiliyo.com website, 21 February 2018)


It a country where waiting on line is anathema, this
time cat gets first dibs.

In Karşıyaka district of Izmir, for four years the first customer
in line for Mustafa Aksakal's milk each morning is a street cat.
Other (human) customers line up after the cat, which remains
next to the Aksakal until he leaves for the day.


Humans wait to get the "all-clear" signal for today's batch.

One observer noted that "we get into line each morning, wait
on line and get our milk.  But the cat is first in line, every day
except Sundays (Christian cat ?!)."

cat got milk ile ilgili görsel sonucu
      After hair & makeup...stardom

22 Şubat 2018 Perşembe

This Cat's Got Class!


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 22 February 2018)

‘Tombi’ sınıfına geri dönüyor
When students can't answer, teacher can rightly ask
"cat got your tongue?"

In Izmir, a cat named 'Tombi'  that was adopted by the students
but exiled because of a parent's complaint, has returned to the
class.  The students of grade 3-C in the Ticaret Borsası elementary
school in Bayraklı district began feeding Tombi in their class so
their teacher, Özlem Pınar İvaşçu, arranged with the school's
administration to let the cat stay in the class.

When one of the parents objected, saying that the cat could
create problems for children with allergies, İvaşçu brought
Tombi to her own home, where there were already 3 cats.
The children were heartbroken and the issue reached as high
as National Education Director Omer Yahşi, who had the
matter researched, from a health standpoint.  When no
problems arose, Tombi went back to class.

izmir bayraklı haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
              İzmir's Bayraklı district.

Taxi Driver Takes Saudi Customer for a Ride


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 22 February 2018)

travis bickle ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Driver E.C. and customer A.N.M. en route, circuitously,
to the airport.

Saudi Arabian citizen A.N.M. got into a taxi driven by E.C.
in Kadıköy, Istanbul, and asked to be taken to Sabiha Gökçen
Airport, which is on the Anatolian side of Istanbul.  However,
E.C. headed for Istanbul's northernmost point and crossed
over the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge to the European side
of the city (!). 

E.C. then crossed back to the Anatolian side and reached
the airport at 20:50 hours for A.N.M.'s 21:15 flight.  Needless
to say, A.N.M. missed his flight but paid the extravagant fare
on the taxi meter.  He then filed a complaint against E.C.,
who in his statement to police claimed that he didn't know
the way to the airport and mistakenly took the bridge to the
other side of the city.  (!)  E.C. now faces a jail sentence of
between 3 and 10 years for violating the trust of his customer.

nitelikl dolandırıcılıktan 10 yıl hapsi taksici e c ile ilgili görsel sonucu
          We'll get there when we get there...

21 Şubat 2018 Çarşamba

Foreign Shores Edition: Anti-Rat Ops in the Antipodes


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 21 February 2018)

antipodes islands map ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Don't worry, you're not the only one who had no idea
where they are.

New Zealand is sending narcotic-sniffing dogs, soldiers and
even a state minister to the Antipodes Islands, 750 kilometers
away, to make sure that 200,000 rats that were eating albatross
birds, plants and endangering insect life there have been killed.

In June 2016, 65 tons of  rodent poison were spread over a
2,045 hectare  (about 5,000 acres) area of the island by two
helicopters and it was estimated that 200,000 rats would be
killed in 75 days.  It is thought that the rats came ashore after
a shipwreck during the 19th century.  Finding no predators
there, the rats made the island their own.

island rats ile ilgili görsel sonucu

The last rat standing on Antipodes.