11 Aralık 2017 Pazartesi

Troy Treasures Still Spark Controversy

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(Milliyet Newspaper, 11 December 2017)

troya savaşı sürüyor önder yılmaz ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Schliemann adorned his wife Sofia (but he called her by his
pet name Helen (!)), with gold he stole from Troy.

A report by the Turkish authority charged with returning stolen historical
artifacts to the country has revealed that the effort involving priceless
items related to Troy involves Turkey, Russia and Germany.   The report
identifies the first person to spirit such treasures away from the soil of
the Ottoman Empire as Heinrich Schliemann, who was given permission
to dig at, first, Hisarlık in Çanakkale, and, subsequently, at Troy, beginning
in 1868.

In 1873 Schliemann secretly sent 155 gold, silver and "elektron" items
like jewelry, cups, copper and bronze weapons and tools he found at
Troy to Athens.  These items were subsequently exhibited in England
and then sent to the Berlin Museum.  The Ottoman State filed suit against
Schliemann, who was fined 10,000 francs.  In April 1875 Schliemann
sent 50,000 francs to the Ottoman Ministry of Education for the money
to be used at the Müze-i Hümayun (Museum of the Sultan) in Istanbul.

troy brad pitt ile ilgili görsel sonucu
     What did he bring home to Angelina?...

A portion of Troy's treasures found its way to Russia and in 1990 it was
learned that these items were being held in the Moscow-Pushkin and
St. Petersburg Hermitage Museums.  The 16th paragraph of the friendship
treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union signed in 1991, to which
Turkey was a participant, stipulated that the Troy treasures in Russia
would be returned to Germany. 

The Russian Parliament, though, claimed that such items were Russian
property and this law was passed on the third try, after Boris Yeltsin had
vetoed it twice.  Consequently, the Troy treasures remain in Russia to
this day.  The visit of Valdimir Putin to Ankara on 11 December might
be an opportunity to raise this issue, according to the Minister of Culture
and Tourism Numan Kurtulmuş.

Some items from Troy, including 24 pieces of gold jewelry, were held
in the University of Pennsylvania Museum, after having been purchased
in 1966.  These items have been returned to Turkey and are currently
being held at the Ankara Anatolia Civilization Museum until the planned
museum at Troy is finished.

troy haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

Angel of Death Will Not be Denied

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(Milliyet Newspaper, 11 December 2017)

intihar gebze şehit gökhan ile ilgili görsel sonucu
"Yes, I see it too...the Angel of Death approaches..."

An unidentified man climbed a high-tension pole in Gebze district of
Kocaeli province and threatened suicide if he could not see his children.
The incident occurred on Şehit Gökhan Hüseyinoğlu Avenue in the
İstasyon neighborhood. 

The man came in contact with the electrical wire, though, and fell to
the ground, seriously injured.  He was taken to Darıca Farabi State
Hospital where, despite all efforts, he could not be saved.

kocaeli haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Kocaeli (İzmit) province. Gebze district at left.

10 Aralık 2017 Pazar

Judo Champ's Rival's Dad Beat Her Up

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(Sözcü Newspaper, 10 December 2017)

milli judocuyu yendiği rakibinin babası dövdü ile ilgili görsel sonucu
This was supposed to be judo, not boxing...

At the Turkey Judo Championship in Antalya, held on 7-8 December,
national athlete Tuğba Zehir (25) defeated Nazlıcan Özerler in the
57-kilo category.  After the awards ceremony, Özerler's father
Tacettin Özerler handed out t-shirts but Zehir declined to accept one.

Outraged, Tacettin bey declared "who are you to refuse my gift?!"
He then grabbed Zehir by the arm and hit her in the face and body,
as Judo Federation officials tried to intervene.  Zehir's next competition
is in Trabzon but the shoulder injury caused by Tacettin bey has left
her participation in doubt.  In any event, Zehir is determined to get
justice in court.

milli judocuyu yendiği rakibinin babası dövdü ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Nicknamed "Pretty Poison" (by TNT - "zehir" means 
"poison" in Turkish)

CSI Ermenek: Half-eaten Apple Solves Murder

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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 10 December 2017)

ali benli ermenek bayar fadime ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Vixen Fadime hanım had her lover kill hubby.

On 17 September 2013 in Ermenek district of Karaman province, when
the family of miner Ali Benli, the father of 3 children, didn't hear from
him they began to search and found his body next to an overturned
backhoe on the bed of a stream. 

Initially, the Gendarmerie concluded that Benli's death had been
accidental.  When one of Benli's shoes was found 200 meters away,
though, a murder investigation began but lapsed when no concrete
evidence was found. 

Four years later in October, the case was reopened and the Gendarmerie
interviewed 40 individuals, focusing on family members, in particular.
Contradictory stories prompted the Gendarmerie to send the whisky
bottle and half-eaten apple found at the scene to the criminal lab.  Benli's
DNA was found on the apple and the DNA of his close friend Bayar B.
(42) was found on the whisky bottle. 

half-eaten apple ile ilgili görsel sonucu
                    Ali Bey's last meal.

The Gendarmerie then determined that Benli's wife Fadime (34) had
begun a relationship with Bayar B. in 2012 and that their ties were
still ongoing.  Fadime hanım was taken into custody and confessed
that Bayar B. had killed her husband.  Subsequently, Bayar B., the
father of 4 children (!), was arrested.

In his statement, Bayar B. explained that "Fadime had me kill her
husband so that she could collect his salary and possessions.  We
agreed that he was an obstacle to our relationship so we decided to
kill him.  On the day of the incident, when he and I were alone I
took the opportunity to smash his head with a rock repeatedly and
kill him.  Then, I put the body in the backhoe and pushed it over
the cliff."

Both Fadime hanım and Bayar B. were arrested and charged with
premeditated murder.

karaman haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

9 Aralık 2017 Cumartesi

Gentlemen Prefer Tombstones

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Tavla turnuvasında mezar taşı hediye
Bıyıkoğlu scrutinizes competitors for manners, not wins.

(Hürriyet Newspaper, 9 December 2017)

In Tekirdağ's Malkara district, the traditional Evren Kahve Tavla
(backgammon) Tournament's  most gentlemanly competitor will
win a tombstone (!).  There will be a number of gifts offered by
the sponsors of this 9th running of the tournament but the most
noteable for sure is the tombstone.

Şenol Bıyıklıoğlu (52), the owner of a marble stone firm, explained
that "I've been in the marble business, left to me by my father, for
40 years.  We've undertaken a lot of projects in the district and will
continue to do so.  The tombstone will be a lasting memento (to say
the least!) for the winner"

malkara haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu


Deadly Love Quadrangle in Adana

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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 9 December 2017)

Eminenin eski kocası ile yeni sevgilisi, eski sevgiliyi öldürdü
Quadrangle's linchpin, the lovely and talented Emine T.

In Adana, it has turned out that the death of Serdar Ağırağaç (41),
whose body was found at the beginning of the week, was the result
of a love quadrangle (!).  The incident began with the discovery of
Ağırağaç's body in an orange grove in Hadırlı village on 4 December.
He had been shot in the head and neck.

Police focused on Ağırağaç's former girlfriend Emine T., who works
as an assistant to a company director.  17 years ago Emine T. married
Osman Ç. and the couple, who had two children, a boy and a girl,
divorced 5 years ago because of financial strains.  Subsequently,
Emine T. began living with Ağırağaç but left him for Nihat Yıldırım,
whom she met on the internet. 

serdar ağırağaç emine ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Serdar Ağırağaç, on one of his happier days.

Ağırağaç  was enraged by Emine hanım's departure and he warned
her to "come back or I'll kill you and your children!"  Afraid for her
family's safety, Emine hanım explained the situation to ex-husband
Osman Ç. and to her current boyfriend Nihat Yıldırım, telling Yıldırım
that Ağırağaç was her older brother who was threatening to kill her.

At this point, Osman Ç. and Yıldırım teamed up to pursue Ağırağaç on
behalf of Emine hanım.  First, Osman Ç., accompanied by İhsan B. (23)
and Gökhan K. (26), found Ağırağaç and alerted Yıldırım that they had
him in their custody.  Yıldırım told the Ağırağaç's kidnappers to take
him to the house in the Hadırlı neighborhood, where Yıldırım shot
Ağırağaç as he tried to flee.  Yıldırım then threw the body into the orange

Police took Emine T., Yıldırım and 5 others into custody, while Osman Ç.,
disappeared.  Yıldırım confessed to the murder and Emine hanım was
given house arrest (!).  The 5 others were released under judicial

adana haritası ile ilgili görsel sonucu

8 Aralık 2017 Cuma

Starbucks Customer Over-Caffienated in Istanbul

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(Hürriyet Newspaper, 9 December 2017)

Kahve zincirinde çay kavgası Bu kadar bekletilir mi deyip yüzüne fırlattı
Verda D. and Büşra A. (or maybe the reverse, they look
so much alike.)

On Saturday night at the Starbucks in Acıbadem, in Istanbul's
Kadıköy district, customer Verda D. wanted to give her order
but Büşra A., the Starbucks barista, was busy with another
customer.  When she was finally allowed to give her order, a
frustrated Verda D. said to Büşra "do I have to wait half an hour
for two teas?!  There are three of you working. What is wrong
with you?! I don't have to wait like this anywhere else. You're

kramer caffeine ile ilgili görsel sonucu
This condition has made the medical literature before.

In response, Büşra A. explained that "it's not our fault. You can
go somewhere else or complain to our boss if you want.", to
which Verda D. countered "who are you to talk to me that way,
you retard, you whore?!"  Verda D. then hurled her hot tea at
Büşra A., who ducked, letting the hot tea hit her co-worker
Atakan Ç.  (!)

 Verda D. then complained that she had no tea (!) so she wanted
another free of charge.  The Starbucks staff gave her another
tea and soon after she left.  Büşra A., though, filed a complaint
with the police about Verda D. for "insulting, swearing and
violating a person's body."  The public prosecutor has begun an
starbucks turkey ile ilgili görsel sonucu
            I'd turn back if I were you...

"Trump" Erased from Istanbul Metro Signs

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(Akıt TV website, 8 December 2017)

istanbul'da gece yarısı trump operasyonu ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Remember, Jerusalem was once part of the Ottoman Empire - the
Turks lost it to the Brits exactly 100 years ago tomorrow.

The name "Trump" was stripped from signs in the metro station at
the Şişli-Mecidiyeköy station in Istanbul overnight in reaction to
Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.  The "Trump"
signs had directed people toward the "Trump Towers" buildings in

istanbul'da gece yarısı trump operasyonu ile ilgili görsel sonucu
Perhaps the same will soon be done at 1600 Pennsylvania