The Turkish military claims to have “fully seized control” of the country. At least one explosion has reportedly hit the parliament in Ankara.
Soldiers stormed Turkey’s division of CNN, forcing presenters to flee. Men claiming to be military soldiers took over Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT and read a statement live on air announcing that a coup is under way.
The statement said the country, a NATO member, is now being run by a “peace council”. It declared that martial law and a nationwide curfew are in place. h/t skynews Continue reading
A large explosion has occurred at a densely populated and major tourist area of Turkey.
Turkish police have cordoned off a square in central Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district. Causalities have been reported.
Numerous EMS rushed to the scene, close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, located in Turkey’s most populous city. Continue reading
Living and working around Hollywood, I’ve heard of a lot of things implanted… But a mustache? Men are flocking to Istanbul, Turkey, for a very special plastic surgery procedure – mustache implants.
The men, most of which are tourists from the Middle East, between the ages of 30 and 50, pay about $7,000 each to get the mustache installed! The doctor performing the hair-raising operations states he performs at least 50 to 60 of the procedures each month.
Each mustache comes with the guarantee of fertility, wisdom and maturity. I’m not kidding, that comes directly off a plaque located in the doctor’s office.
“For some men who look young and junior, they think [a mustache] is a must to look senior … more professional and wise, they think it is prestigious.” Said the doc, “Having a mustache was always a big thing, ever since the Ottoman time, most Arab leaders have mustaches or some form of facial hair. I think culturally it suggests masculinity, wisdom and experience.”
Now get this, in the Arab world, the mustache can literally be used as collateral for loans! And if you don’t pay the loan back? You guessed it, the mustache comes off – permanently – Hence the implants…