19 Nisan 2018 Perşembe

Father-Son Ambassadorial Heart Attack Victims

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(Milliyet Newspaper, 19 April 2018)

büyükelçi kural yaşamını yitirdi ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Diplomacy and heart problems in their genes.

Turkey's Ambassador in the African country of Benin, Turgut
Kural, has died of a heart attack at age 52.  Kural was the married
father of two children and a graduate of Ankara University's
Political Science faculty.  After serving in Baghdad, Amman,
Hong Kong, Brussels, Mostar and Paris, Kural became Turkey's
Ambassador in Benin's capital of Cotonou in 2014.

In 1972, Kural's father Adnan Kural died of a heart attack in
Moscow, where he was serving as Turkey's Ambassador (!).

benin map ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Hairdresser's Irate Customer Summons Hubby

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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 19 April 2018)

saçı beğenmedi kuaförü kurşunlattı eskişehir ile ilgili görsel sonucu
What really happened? Only her hairdresser knows
for sure...

In Eskişehir, E.Ç. (32) went to the hairdresser to get her hair done
but she didn't like the result.  E.Ç. argued with the shop owner and
some customers, called her husband İ.Ç. (37) to come pick her up
and left with him.

Shortly afterwards, though, İ.Ç. returned with 6 friends in 3
separate cars.  A fight with the shop owner ensued and the
visitors sprayed the shop with gunfire.  After the suspects fled
police rounded them up quickly and a "pompalı tüfek" (pump-
action rifle) used in the incident was seized.

eskişehir haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

18 Nisan 2018 Çarşamba

Raising Ankara

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(Milliyet Newspaper, 18 April 2018)

Faili meçhul cinayeti ‘sis farı’ aydınlattı
                         H.Y.'s idol is...

In Ankara, last year on 27 October, H.Y., driving a stolen car,
picked up his friend M.E. from his workplace and headed off
to join their friends.  However, the two argued over money en
route and H.Y. lost control of the car, running over Syrian Gazel
Mahru (4).  When the accident happened. H.Y. said to M.E.
"we hit a kid, get out and take a look."  Once M.E. was out of
the car, though,  H.Y. ran him over, as well (!).

M.E. was injured in the incident and the little Syrian girl died.
Police set out to find the driver and found the grill of the car's
fog light at the scene.  The subsequent police investigation
extended all the way to Germany to find out the make and model
of the car.  Step by step, police determined that Hasan H.Y. was
the driver and after 6 months he was taken into custody.

raising arizona ile ilgili görsel sonucu
...H.I. ("Hi") McDunnough. About the same I.Q.

Turk Anti-Cavity Fighters Find the Solution

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(Sözcü Newspaper, 18 April 2018)

ODTÜ'DEN MEZUN OLDU, ABD'DE DOKTORASINI TAMAMLADI Ekibin lideri Mehmet Sarıkaya 1977'de ODTÜ Metalurji Mühendisliği'nden mezun oldu. Ardından ABD'de yüksek lisans ve doktorasını tamamladı.
                    The DentIstanbul Brigade

Three Turks working in the Materials Science Engineering
Department at Washington University in the U.S.A. have made
a remarkable discovery.  Prof. Mehmet Sarıkaya, Associate
Professor Sami Doğan and Deniz Yücesoy helped develop a
treatment method that will make tooth cavities history.

The team came up with a solution made of peptide amino acid.
The solution has the function of 'amelogenin', which is the natural
enzyme that forms tooth enamel.  When the new solution is spread
on a tooth calcium and phosphate gather on the cavity surface and
start to make enamel.  Based on the first tests, it was determined
that the solution formed new enamel measuring between 10 and
15 micrometers on the decayed tooth.  The researchers have begun
to put the solution into toothpaste.  It is expected that price of
cavity treatment will be reduced thanks to this discovery.

anti-cavity fighters ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Discovery dedicated to the late, great Muhammed Ali.

17 Nisan 2018 Salı

"Pompalı Tüfek", Turkey's Murder Weapon of Choice

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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 17 April 2018)

Erzurum Aziziye
Mayhem is only a click, and 400 TL, away.

In the first three months of this year in Turkey 180 people have
been killed with "pompalı tüfek" (pump-action rifles). Obtaining
one via the internet costs only 400 TL (about $100).  On 7 April
in Erzurum, Haluk K. (17) killed his friend Zafer P. while posing
with a "pompalı tüfek".

In the past three months gun assaults have increased 61% , with
442 individuals having been murdered in 705 gun incidents and
637 wounded.  The incident in Erzurum on 7 April highlights how
easy it is to obtain a gun in Turkey.  Haluk K., a student at Ziya
Gökalp Anadolu High School in Tınazlı village of Aziziye district,
invited his friends Zafer P. and Orhon B. to his house for a barbeque.

Having seen a social media picture that Haluk K. had posted of
himself posing with a "pompalı tüfek" that he bought over the
internet, Zafer P. wanted to do the same.  The friends took multiple
pictures of themselves with the rifle but somehow it went off,
killing Zafer P.  In any event, Haluk K. was arrested for the murder
of Zafer P.

erzurum aziziye haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Murder Edition: All in the Family

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(Sözcü Newspaper, 17 April 2018)

işadamının katil zanlısı karısı ve 2 çocuğu çıktı murat ö ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Dad evidently wouldn't share the pipe with his boys.

In Torbalı district of Izmir province the day before yesterday, two
farm workers found a body inside a burned-out car on a mountain
road.  Police identified the body as that of businessman Murat Ö.
and set out to solve the murder.  In this regard, the victim's family
was investigated and police determined from MOBESE (street
surveillance camera system) video that late on the night of the
murder Murat Ö.'s car and another one left from in front of his
home at the same time.

Police soon took Murat Ö.'s wife Öznur Ö. and his sons
Batuhan and Hadi into custody.  They all confessed to the murder,
explaining that on the night of the incident they drugged Murat Ö.'s
drink so he would pass out and then injected him with a needle to
ensure he would not wake up (!).  The three suspects wrapped their
victim in a blanket, put him in the car and drove it to the secluded
road, where they set the car on fire.  The reason for the murder,
though, is as yet unknown.

izmir haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu


türkçe links to original Turkish article

(Sözcü Newspaper, 17 April 2018)

Kayınbiraderini öldüren enişte tutuklandı
If only he'd given up smoking when Meryem asked
him to...

The incident occurred in Konya yesterday.  Cevdet Ö. (31), the
father of two children, beat his wife Meryem (26) because she
wouldn't get cigarettes for him.  Afterwards, Cevdet Ö. went
to see his father Cesim Ö. and, meanwhile, Meryem hanım told
her brothers Murhammed, Şahin and Fatih about the incident.

The brothers went to Cesim Ö.'s house and fired a hunting rifle
in the air, prompting Cesim Ö., Cevdet Ö. and brother Harun Ö.
to come out of the house and attack the 3 brothers with knives,
killing Fatih Sağlasan and putting the two others in the hospital.
The Ö. family members were caught and put in jail.   

konya haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

16 Nisan 2018 Pazartesi

The Karaim, Turkish Jews from the Caspian Sea

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(Milliyet Newspaper, 16 April 2018)

Türkiye’nin en küçük cemaati
                              Shrinking fast.

The Karaim congregation, known as Jewish Turks, is Turkey's
smallest religious community.  Worldwide the number of
Karaim followers does not exceed 20,000  and there are only 70
of them in Turkey, all in Istanbul.  Two or three times a year the
congregation meets in their place of worship, called the "Karay
Kenesası", located in the Hasköy section of the city.

The Karaim congregation's leader is Mihail Örme (84) and he
explained to Milliyet that "there are so few of us anymore that
we don't open the Kenesa for months at a time, perhaps 3-4
times a year.  Who will be my successor is a question mark
because with so few members we haven't been able to find one."

mihail örme ile ilgili görsel sonucu
                Mihail Ömre

Örme discussed the congregation's religious and social structure
as follows: "we read Turkish prayers from our sacred book in
our place of worship but the book is different than traditional
Judaism.  The Karays' belief is a bit different than that of the
Jews.  We take as our basis the Ten Commandments but we
don't accept the Talmud, which was added to the Tevrat at a
later time.  Instead of Yehova, we say Tengri.  Additionally,
we accept Jesus and Mohammed as prophets.  We have
rituals that resemble those of  Moslems.  For example, before
entering the Kenesa we wash our hands and feet like Moslems.
We also open our hands and caress our faces.  We make a
sacrifice every year on 21 August and give 10% of our income
to the poor.  A male child must be circumcised within 8 days
of birth.  Our marriage customs are like those of Moslem Turks.
We take the bride to a bath before the wedding and the marriage
meal consists of dolma, meats, börek, rice pilav and stewed

hasköy haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Karays' "Kenesa" (place of worship) is in Hasköy on the 
Golden Horn.

With regard to the roots of the Karays and their dispersal in
Turkey, Örme said that "We are the descendants of the Hazar
Turks, who were descended from the Huns.  We are Turkish
Jews who aren't Hebrews, a sect of Judaism.  During the time
of Fatih Sultan Mehmet (1451-1488) some Karays were brought
from various areas of Anatolia to Istanbul's Karaköy section.
The name 'Karaköy' comes from the fact that there were many
Karays in the neighborhood.  In Hebrew the word 'Karay' is
'Kara', meaning 'to read'.  The plural for 'Karay' is 'Karaim' and

karaköy haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
     Most of the congregation live in Karaköy.

Ömre explained how the Hazar Turks first became Jews: "Karay
religious leader İshak Ben Sanghari tried to spread the religion
in 740 A.D.  He heard that the Hazar Emperor wanted to hear
about the three major religions so he could be rid of idol worship.
İshak Ben Sanghari went to the empire's capital of İtil on the
western shore of the Caspian Sea and the Khan was persuaded
to accept Judaism and most of his people accepted this religion,
as well."

karaim cemaati ile ilgili görsel sonucu
                    From whence they came.