Camel sacrificed at major Turkish airport
Saturday, December 16, 2006
After finding out that he will not have to service a troublesome brand of British-made planes, Istanbul's ., at the airport, Şükrü Can, the manager of maintenance service, decided to slaughter a right on the of
Airport manager Vedat Muftuoglu was quoted to say:
|No one should do such a thing just because an airline has rid itself of some aircraft|
Turkish minister of transportation Binali Yildirim has characterized the sacrifice an "example of tactless behavior."
After the managerial staff at the airport heard about the incident, Can's sacrifice claimed his job.
Animal slaughter is not a rare incident in Turkey. Sheep and other animals are frequently slaughtered, especially during the Islamic. However sacrificing a camel is highly unusual in Turkey, and not a common practice.
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