Skip to comments.Report: Missing NYC woman found dead in Turkey
Posted on 02/02/2013 2:57:04 PM PST by nuconvert
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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Now that must be one big turkey. Oh well, never mind.
Who in their right mind would want to travel to Turkey.
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.
Foreign travel seems borderline insanity these days. Almost suicide...
I was overseas enough to see that wherever you go, there you are.
The more statistically “educated” our nation’s population becomes, the less wisdom and judgement they seem to have.
My son would...
He is going to be a preacher, and will be traveling there to follow the journeys of Paul.
I'm a pretty big boy and can take care of myself but I wouldn't go there alone.
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.
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.
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.
I was wondering if she was baked in it as well.
People who are interested in excellent food, incredible architecture, natural beauty and ancient history. Any other stupid questions?
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.
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.
“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.
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