Death in Izmir
According to the Daily Mail, two 54 year old Irish women on vacation in Izmir, Turkey were kidnapped and murdered by a 17 year old Turk after one of the women refused to let him marry her 15 year old daughter. Evidently the two women voluntarily got into the killer’s car, then he drove them to a secluded spot where he stabbed them to death.
The story says that Izmir is extremely popular with Irish and Britsh holiday goers, with an unbelievable 2.67 million Britons going to Izmir each year.
As a footnote to your post about the murders in Izmir, it may be worth mentioning that Izmir was formerly known as Smyrna.JC from Houston writes:
I have to disagree with Bill A. that the Turkish taking of the city of Smyrna in 1922 was jihad. The fire and battle for Smyrna took place in the context of the 1919-1922 Greco-Turkish War.August 20
Elena G. writes:
Did you notice, reading the article, that this girl had been traveling to Turkey on “every school holiday” since meeting her Turkish boyfriend, which, since she is now fifteen, means that she had been going to Turkey, presumably to have a sexual relationship, since she was thirteen? The mind boggles at what her parents could possibly have been thinking! This article doesn’t answer any of the really major questions it raises.LA replies:
I missed that!LA continues:
However, clicking on the article, now I see why I missed it. The article has been much revised, with new photos and information. This is something about today’s online-based journalism that makes me crazy. When a paper gets new information on a story, instead of publishing a follow-up article, they simply change the original article, sometimes wiping out information that was in the original article. Not all papers do this, but many do. The Daily Mail is the worst offender.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 19, 2011 10:27 AM | Send