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Report: Missing NYC woman found dead in Turkey
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Posted on 02/02/2013 2:57:04 PM PST by nuconvert

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The agency said she was found with a head wound and a blanket near her body. She was wearing jeans, a jumper and a jacket, and still had her earrings and a bracelet.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: istanbulstabbing; missing; sarai; saraisierra; turkey

1 posted on 02/02/2013 2:57:12 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Now that must be one big turkey. Oh well, never mind.


2 posted on 02/02/2013 2:58:07 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: nuconvert

Who in their right mind would want to travel to Turkey.


3 posted on 02/02/2013 3:03:52 PM PST by Wiggins
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To: Wiggins
A woman alone! She should have stayed home and committed suicide!
4 posted on 02/02/2013 3:08:46 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: nuconvert

What a surprise. She met some Turk on the internet and they arranged to meet at the bridge. The whole story is pretty strange, including her going off to Turkey in the first place.

Reminds me of the book by the Spanish writer Antonio Gala, The Turkish Passion (La Pasion Turca). They made a movie of it in Spain, but I didn’t think the movie was particularly good. And normally I don’t like Antonio Gala, but this novel...about a bored upper middle class Spanish woman who takes off on a trip for Turkey, leaving her boring husband, etc., and ends up getting involved with and then finally completely degraded by a Turk to whom she is insanely devoted - was actually an excellent book.


5 posted on 02/02/2013 3:09:35 PM PST by livius
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To: SkyDancer

Foreign travel seems borderline insanity these days. Almost suicide...

I was overseas enough to see that wherever you go, there you are.


6 posted on 02/02/2013 3:09:56 PM PST by Huebolt (A country that has tipped will fall. RIP USA)
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To: nuconvert


7 posted on 02/02/2013 3:11:54 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: nuconvert

The more statistically “educated” our nation’s population becomes, the less wisdom and judgement they seem to have.


8 posted on 02/02/2013 3:13:49 PM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Wiggins

My son would...
He is going to be a preacher, and will be traveling there to follow the journeys of Paul.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 3:16:18 PM PST by ImaGraftedBranch (...By reading this, you've collapsed my wave function. Thanks.)
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To: Huebolt
Foreign travel seems borderline insanity these days. Almost suicide...

I'm a pretty big boy and can take care of myself but I wouldn't go there alone.

10 posted on 02/02/2013 3:18:46 PM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Huebolt

I travel a lot (including to Mexico) and normal rules of caution are usually sufficient. I have a friend who has gone to Turkey a lot, and while she said Turkish women are coming under increasing Islamic pressure, in general it’s not a problem for a visitor.

I would suspect there was more going on in this story than we are getting. I think she might have been naive and lured into something, or possibly there was something going on that her husband didn’t know about.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 3:19:27 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

This is an odd story. She travels first to Turkey...stays a few days...flies to Amsterdam for 24 hours, then onto Munich for 3 days....and back to Istanbul (was only going to stay 48 hours before leaving for the US). No, she’s not known as a international traveler either.

My humble opinion is that she was a courier for diamonds or drugs. This story has too many points about it. Supposed to have been her first trip overseas...but she spends almost $10k on this episode.

As for Istanbul...around seventy percent of the city is fairly safe for anyone to walk around...day or night. I’d suspect she was in on some deal and screwed up somewhere in the middle of it.


12 posted on 02/02/2013 3:29:22 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: nuconvert

White slavery?


13 posted on 02/02/2013 3:35:29 PM PST by Maelstrom (To prevent misinterpretation or abuse of the Constitution:The Bill of Rights limits government power)
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To: nuconvert

I was at Incirlik Air Base in 1982. It was the worst time in my life. I hated being in Vietnam, but to me, I hated being in Turkey even more. It was the ROP I disliked the most.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 4:10:52 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: SkyDancer
Now that must be one big turkey. Oh well, never mind.

I was wondering if she was baked in it as well.

15 posted on 02/02/2013 4:11:58 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Wiggins

People who are interested in excellent food, incredible architecture, natural beauty and ancient history. Any other stupid questions?


16 posted on 02/02/2013 4:22:39 PM PST by wideawake
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To: pepsionice
Smartest post I've seen yet on this topic.

Her erratic travel patterns, hard to believe backstory, and the bizarre details of this case tell us that this is not just a simple story of a naive tourist.

17 posted on 02/02/2013 4:26:02 PM PST by wideawake
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To: pepsionice

From the start, I thought there was something odd about the whole thing. She may have been involved in something criminal, but it could also be that she had met this Turkish man earlier on the internet and was going to Turkey to meet him, concealing it from her husband by covering her tracks with other travels and a story about a friend who couldn’t travel with her at the last minute.

Never underestimate the stupidity of women (I say this as one) when it comes to men.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 4:27:05 PM PST by livius
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19 posted on 02/02/2013 4:31:21 PM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: livius

“I would suspect there was more going on in this story than we are getting. “

Yes sounds like she was spook or something and the hubby just didn’t know.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 4:36:36 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nuconvert
How she got there we'll never know!
21 posted on 02/02/2013 4:43:32 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: BerryDingle; SkyDancer

Make for one heckuva Thanksgiving.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 4:51:47 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Huebolt

“Foreign travel seems borderline insanity these days. Almost suicide...”

I would not say that...but its not like it was even 10 years ago. Americans traveling anywhere in the world have to recognize they are potential targets and use caution.


23 posted on 02/02/2013 4:55:41 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Huebolt

“Foreign travel seems borderline insanity these days. Almost suicide...”

I would not say that...but its not like it was even 10 years ago. Americans traveling anywhere in the world have to recognize they are potential targets and use caution.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 4:56:01 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Wiggins

A woman colleague of mine lives in London and vacationed at a Turkish resort in September. She absolutely raved about it.

My middle daughter wanted to study a semester in Turkey in her Junior year. I told her “no way,” so she went to an excellent technical university in The Netherlands instead. I was greatly relieved.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 5:22:19 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: nuconvert

There is something else to this story. A married woman who left her husband and children in NY to travel alone in Turkey?


26 posted on 02/02/2013 5:38:39 PM PST by fso301
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To: fso301

There may be something else going on. I don’t know.
But she originally planned to go with a girlfriend. I saw an interview with the friend and she said she decided that she really couldn’t afford it and backed out. The dead woman had already made plans and wanted to go. She was in touch with her husband & sister & other family members several times a day, giving them her itinerary.
The side-trips to europe were already in the plans according to her friend, so not something she decided to do after getting to Turkey.

She was coming home a few days early because she missed her kids & wanted to surprise them.

It sounds very sad to me.


27 posted on 02/02/2013 6:02:14 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JoeProBono

What the pic Joe?

Captions my man...captions for the clairvoyantly challenged.


28 posted on 02/02/2013 9:16:46 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: fso301

“There is something else to this story. A married woman who left her husband and children in NY to travel alone in Turkey?”

I tend to agree. Married people, male or female, typically don’t just take off alone to new lands. They might go with others, usually a group, or go to visit family - but traveling alone to a foreign land simply doesn’t make sense...especially with young kids left behind.


29 posted on 02/03/2013 12:31:57 AM PST by BobL
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To: ImaGraftedBranch
My son would... He is going to be a preacher, and will be traveling there to follow the journeys of Paul.

God Bless and protect him - I know some folks who do missionary work and there are dangerous woods that hide vicious animals waiting for Christians to pass by. There is also a lot of spiritual satisfaction and their love of God and His Word makes the risks worthwhile to them.

30 posted on 02/03/2013 3:50:14 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: wideawake

Yes one more. How come you are a rude, obnoxious asshole?


31 posted on 02/03/2013 8:59:25 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: ImaGraftedBranch

Well I wish him a safe trip.


32 posted on 02/03/2013 9:00:35 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

These days I would be reluctant to travel anywhere in that area especially with what’s happening in the middle east.


33 posted on 02/03/2013 9:04:17 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: Maelstrom
White slavery?

Doubt that. Forced prostitutes are typically girls still in their teens. And Turkey is full of Russian working girls there of their own free will.

34 posted on 02/03/2013 9:18:58 AM PST by Drew68
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To: pepsionice
More details are coming out.

She supposedly was an amateur photographer who went to Istanbul to take pictures. But she did not have a camera - all she took with her was an iPad and her smartphone. That doesn't sound like any photography bug I've ever met.

The FBI is saying that she met with known criminals when she first arrived in Istanbul and before she went to Amsterdam.

Her family had to raise money from local parishes to pay to have her body shipped back and to fly her husband there. Her busband is described as a "cash-strapped" bus driver and she had declared personal bankruptcy.

Her friend who supposedly cancelled her own trip apparently pulled out a couple of weeks ahead of time because the trip was too expensive. If they were staying in a hostel, the most expensive part of the trip was airfare - did the friend not even have tickets for that trip?

35 posted on 02/06/2013 3:42:41 AM PST by wideawake
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