23 Mayıs 2018 Çarşamba

Sidewalk Parking Spawns Taxi Terror

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sözcü Newspaper, 23 May 2018)

sidewalk terror see recent TNT report on this plague, 
rampant all around town.

canan ay ümraniye ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Wonder if Canan hanım ever got her bread...

In Ümraniye, Istanbul, the day before yesterday, Canan Ay 
and her 10-year-old sister went to the store to buy bread.
But because of the cars parked on the sidewalk (!), the two
had to walk in the street. So when a taxi came by the driver
honked and cursed at them for being in his way.

canan ay ümraniye ile ilgili görsel sonucu
And just last year he'd won the "Travis Bickle Award"
for most unusual driver.

The driver then blocked Ay's path and began to beat her.
Ay got in the back seat of the taxi and left the door open to
try to prevent the driver from leaving the scene, while she
called the police.  But the driver grabbed Ay by her legs,
threw her out of the cab and onto the pavement, before fleeing.

Yesterday, police arrested driver Ş.G. and took him to jail
in Kartal, Istanbul. 

ümraniye haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

22 Mayıs 2018 Salı

Foreign Edition: Brazilian Isle's First Baby in 12 Years

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 22 May 2018)

//ed.note: Coincidentally, TNT is preparing the English 
translation of two books detailing the accidental visit to
Brazil by two Ottoman warships in 1866. Stay tuned."

fernando de noronha map ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Fernando de Noronha is off the coast, upper right.

On the small Brazilian island of Fernando de Noranha, which lies
400 kilometers away from the nearest land, the first baby has been
born in 12 years.  A 22-year-old woman gave birth to a girl on
Saturday, creating quite a stir on the island of only 3,000 people.

There is no maternity hospital on the island so, normally, pregnant
women take a 1 hour 25 minute flight to Natal to give birth.  The
mother, whose name was not revealed, was not aware she was
pregnant, explaining that "on Friday I the labor pains started and
I gave birth to a daughter. I was speechless!" 

brazil turkey map ile ilgili görsel sonucu
2 Ottoman warships en route to the Persian Gulf were dragged to
Rio by a storm in 1866.  English publication on TNT is about a 
month away.

Conveyance of the Lamb

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 22 May 2018)

Felçli kuzuya yürüteç yaptı
                   Now it can get there from here.

Hasan Kızıl (23) lives in Derik district of Mardin province and
is known around town as the "life repairman".  This time, Kızıl
has made a vehicle so a lamb born without the use of its two
hind legs can get around.

Up to now, using his own resources and working in his village
of Boyaklı, Kızıl has made walkers and prosthetics for 300
animals.  President Erdoğan had already presented Kızıl with the
"International Kindness" award given by the Turkey Religious
Foundation, before Kızıl put together his latest masterpiece
for the crippled lamb.

felçli kuzuya yürüteç yaptı hasan kızıl ile ilgili görsel sonucu
All the kids (and other lambs) are jealous of the 
Hot Wheels.

Kızıl related that Rüzgar Sakin, who lives in the same village,
called him about the lamb when it was born: "He didn't want
to butcher the lamb so he asked if I could help.  When I went
to get the lamb's measurements I saw that as all the other lambs
ran to their mothers, this one was stranded.  Since I made the
walker for the lamb it can now go to its mother, too. I was
very gratified by this.  I'll try to help all the handicapped
in Turkey.  Right now, I'm working day and night in this regard
and sometimes till the morning light." 

mardin haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Ancient Greek Boxer's Grave in Marmaris


(HaberTürk Newspaper, 22 May 2018)

diagoras marmaris altay özcan ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Laid to rest after his last "scheduled 10-rounder".

In the village of Turgut in Marmaris district, Muğla province,
there is a grave visited for years by local residents, who made
vows and wishes, thinking that the grave harbored a saint.  In
fact, it has been learned that the grave belongs to the ancient
Greek boxer Diagoras, who lived on the Greek island of Rhodes
in the 3rd century B.C.

It is claimed that it was Diagoras who had the following 
warning posted as the grave's inscription: "No coward shall
harm my grave."  Supposedly, people from the village who 
have dug for treasure illegally there have either died, gotten
divorced or become ill.  

diagoras ile ilgili görsel sonucu
                 The real Colossus of Rhodes.

The tomb is the only one of a pyramid shape that remains
standing in Turkey.  Diagoras, who warned against damage
to his grave 2,300 years ago, said that "I will observe everything
from up above so no cowardly man should come and damage
my grave."   The tomb is about 30 kilometers from Marmaris
and up until 40 years ago, men from the village going off to
do their military service would take a handful of soil from the
grave site with them and return it, if and when the came back

Once people learned that the tomb, which is 6 meters high 
and 3 meters wide, wasn't that of a saint, the treasure hunting
began and statues of Diagoras and his wife Aristomakha are
thought to have been stolen, as well.  

marmaris rhodes map ile ilgili görsel sonucu


21 Mayıs 2018 Pazartesi

Justice Less Forgiving Than His Wife

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(HaberTürk Newspaper, 21 May 2018)

wife beater ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Ali T. modeling his latest wife-beater t-shirt. 

In Trabzon's Kaymaklı neighborhood, Serpil and Ali T. just
could not get along as man and wife.  Serpil T. asserted that
her husband Ali beat her regularly and she filed a police
complaint.  The family court ordered Ali T. to stay away from
Serpil hanım.

Nevertheless, on 7 February Ali T. went to Serpil T.'s house
and in a drunken rage got into fights with some people in
front of the house.  Hearing the tumult, Serpil hanım came
out of the house and tried to intervene.  Instead, Ali T.
abandoned his fights and started to beat Serpil hanım, breaking
her nose. (!)

Again, Serpil hanım filed a police complaint against Ali T.
and he was taken into custody.  In his statement, Ali T.
explained that "I went home drunk to see my kid.  After I
left the house my wife came out and screamed at me.  I didn't
fight with anyone.  I didn't beat my wife.  The fact that I
kicked the walls and doors at the police station and broke
some windows was due to my drunken state. For that I

On 14 February Serpil hanım withdrew her complaint
against Ali T.  Nevertheless, the Trabzon prosecutor is
pursuing charges against Ali T. for breaking his wife's
nose and he faces a jail sentence of between 4.5 and 7.5

trabzon haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

SuperMayor to the Rescue!

türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Milliyet Newspaper, 21 May 2018)

davut şimşek ertuğrul çalışkan ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Shirtless hero-mayor Çalışkan takes a breather afterwards.

In Karaman, a decorative pool is under construction at the Turkish
World Culture Capital Park.  The park is not yet open to the public
but yesterday Davut Şimşek (15) came to the park with his friends
and jumped in the pool.  As Davut headed toward the 2.5-meter-
deep center of the pool he began to flail about and sink.

Coincidentally, Karaman Mayor Ertuğrul Çalışkan was at the park
on an inspection tour and, hearing the sirens, he rushed to the pool,
took off his clothes and dove in the pool, retrieving Davut from
the water.  Although Davut's heart had stopped (!), first responders
revived him and brought him to the intensive care unit of a hospital.

Mayor Çalışkan spoke with the boy's family at the hospital and
told them that Davut had been underwater for 10 minutes.  He
said to reporters "God willing, Davut will recover quickly.  Our
park will open at the end of June.  Even though we closed off the
entrances because of the continuing work, they found a way to
get in.  We ask the public not to enter the park until all the work
is completed."

 karaman haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu