Welcome
Login:   Pass:     Register - Forgot Password - Resend Activation

Turkish Class Forums / Turkey

Turkey

Add reply to this discussion
Moderators: libralady, sonunda
Missing Italian Arists in Turkey was found dead
(43 Messages in 5 pages - View all)
[1] 2 3 4 5
1.       zbrct
90 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 02:29 am

Please read the following news. And, Unfortunately she was found dead tonight. She was killed and buried in a town (Gebze) near Istanbul in Turkey.

I am sorry for her, her family, and her friends.

I urgue everbody who plans to have trip alone to Turkey to be extra carefull. These incidents do not happen all the time but they still happen.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Missing artist’s sister, boyfriend visit Italian Embassy in Ankara
The sister and boyfriend of a missing Italian artist visited the Italian Embassy in Ankara on April 10 in an attempt to find the young woman, who has been missing in Turkey since March 31.
An embassy official said the sister, Antonietta Pasqualino di Marineo, and boyfriend, Giovanni Chiari, of missing Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo met with Ambassador Carlo Marsili on Thursday, who assisted them in the search for Giuseppina, also known as Pippa Bacca.
Embassy First Secretary Antonino Maggiore said the embassy provided the two with an interpreter and embassy officials accompanied them to the police department in Ankara, where they met with the inspector responsible for the investigation. “We know the police are doing everything possible,” Maggiore said, noting that the sister and boyfriend had later distributed leaflets about the missing Bacca in Ankara’s Kızılay district.

Meanwhile, news agency Cihan reported yesterday that Bacca was last seen on April 3 in the southern city of Adana. A tradesman, Ersin Sergici, from Adana said he saw Bacca on April 3 near the D-400 highway, hitchhiking. He said the woman he saw was holding up a sign displaying the names of southern cities Ceyhan and İskenderun. Sergici also said a man wearing a brown t-shirt was beside her, but he was not sure if they were together.

Previous reports featured witness accounts saying Bacca was most recently seen in the industrial town of Gebze near İstanbul. An investigation revealed that she made her last credit card purchase on March 31 in Gebze.

Bacca’s family in Milan filed a criminal complaint in Turkey, as reported on April 9 by the Anatolia news agency, and Maggiore confirmed that a prosecutor has been appointed in Italy to investigate the case.

Italian diplomatic missions in Turkey and Syria were notified of Bacca’s disappearance, but the Italian Foreign Ministry was later notified that Bacca had never entered Syria, Anatolia said.

Bacca, 33, and her companion, Silvia Moro, departed Milan on March 8, planning to hitchhike to Tel Aviv as part of their artistic project, “Brides on Tour.” The two, wearing wedding dresses, separated from one another when they arrived in İstanbul on March 19. They were supposed to meet again later in Beirut, each of them following their own route.

However no contact was made with Bacca after she sent a voicemail message on March 31 to her boyfriend in Italy from İstanbul.

Pippa Bacca, where are you?

Asking “Pippa Bacca, where are you?” the Web site bridesontour.fotoup.net, meant to trace the progress of Bacca and Moro, has pleaded for anyone to write if they have seen Bacca.

The site bears the following message: “Family, friends and the whole Fotoup staff, which is keeping track of Pippa and Silvia’s performance, are in deep anguish, waiting for news from her. … We all hope that this sudden stop in contacts from her part is caused by technical problems. We are waiting to receive news from her, anyone who can help us please write on this blog or to the following address, spose@fotoup.net.”

12.04.2008
News
YONCA POYRAZ DOĞAN

2.       Sil on the Hill
125 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 02:49 am

Quoting zbrct:

Please read the following news. And, Unfortunately she was found dead tonight. She was killed and buried in a town (Gebze) near Istanbul in Turkey.

I am sorry for her, her family, and her friends.

I urgue everbody who plans to have trip alone to Turkey to be extra carefull. These incidents do not happen all the time but they still happen.




It makes me sick to know that evil individuals still exist to do harm to women because they want to act out their hurts or frustrations. May he receive the greatest penalty available. Let us all just be kind to one another and respectful of people's boundaries!! No means no. Is that REALLY too much to ask? I don't think so.

3.       lovebug
280 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 03:12 am

Oh my Goodness, Gebze is where my in laws live.

4.       zbrct
90 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 07:44 pm

'World peace' hitcher is murdered

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7344381.stm

An Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking to the Middle East dressed as a bride to promote world peace has been found murdered in Turkey.

The naked body of Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, 33, known as Pippa Bacca, was found in bushes near the city of Gebze on Friday.

She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people.

Turkish police say they have detained a man in connection with the killing.

Reports say the man led the police to the body.

Autopsy

Ms di Marineo was hitch-hiking from Milan to Lebanon with a fellow artist on their "Brides on Tour" project.

They had separated in Istanbul, planning to reunite in Beirut.



Ms di Marineo was last seen on 31 March in Gebze.

An Italian embassy official told the Associated Press news agency police tracked the man when he put a new SIM card into Ms di Marineo's mobile phone.

Local media identified the suspect only by the initials MK and said he had a previous conviction for theft.

Ms di Marineo's sister, who had gone to Turkey to look for her, identified the body. An autopsy is being conducted in Istanbul.

"Her travels were for an artistic performance and to give a message of peace and of trust, but not everyone deserves trust," another sister, Maria, told the Italian news agency, Ansa.

5.       catwoman
8933 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 08:04 pm

This is so tragic... not a very good advertising for turkey either...

6.       Roswitha
4132 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 09:00 pm

Why would she take the risk and hitch hike. We have a German saying: Wenn Du Dich in Gefahr begibst, kommst Du darin um. When you put yourself into danger, you will succumb to it.

7.       gratefuldead
2 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 10:48 pm

the matter is to have self-control in terms of everything,this is the case that most of turkish guys don`t have unfortunately! as how we cannot accuse all the turkish people, should we improve on this matter a lot!she had been hitch-hiking from italy to turkey without any problems but when she came to a big town just close to istanbul she was raped,killed and half of her body was burried under surface!!!illiteracy and poverty have been the problems that turkey hasn`t solved since the beginning of the republic.when it comes to speech everybody is Muslim, but when it comes to show it everybody fails!!

8.       KeithL
1455 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 11:24 pm

This truly is dreadful. And it was a very bad idea. A woman hitch-hiking alone is dangerous. And doing it in a wedding dress made her an even bigger target. I am so sorry this happened but I think most people in Istanbul would have told her this is a horrible idea.
As safe as we all want to make Turkey sound, sometimes it is not. Good judgement just was not used here.
(No disrespect for this young girl, only sympathy for her and her family...)

9.       catwoman
8933 posts
 12 Apr 2008 Sat 11:31 pm

Yeah, we can see that it was not a good idea, but it shouldn't have to be that way. Although it's surely not just a problem of Turkey, I think Gratefuldead does have a good point about Turkish men not having enough self control. It could be related to the fact that men are not held accountable in a system where women have to cover themselves, otherwise they are the ones who are guilty for "provoking" the man, instead of holding the men guilty for their actions and expecting them to control themselves. Of course it's not a simple cause-effect relationship, but these are factors that contribute to the final shape of the culture.

10.       azade
1606 posts
 13 Apr 2008 Sun 12:36 am

Quoting KeithL:

This truly is dreadful. And it was a very bad idea. A woman hitch-hiking alone is dangerous. And doing it in a wedding dress made her an even bigger target. I am so sorry this happened but I think most people in Istanbul would have told her this is a horrible idea.
As safe as we all want to make Turkey sound, sometimes it is not. Good judgement just was not used here.
(No disrespect for this young girl, only sympathy for her and her family...)



+1 I agree, it was very bad judgement on her side her and sadly it cost her her life. Tragic.

Hitch-hiking is a bad idea any time every where.

(43 Messages in 5 pages - View all)
[1] 2 3 4 5
Add reply to this discussion




Turkish Dictionary
Turkish Chat
Open mini chat
New in Forums
T-E
Sagredo: Rose Garden Make an effort to get into the rose garden. Because those...
TLC servers hacked, all user emails & pass...
admin: User sign in and ... are ... with security in mind. These are function...
E-T: It´s one of the things on my bu...
gokuyum: No. It doesnt make sense. You can say ... yapmak istediğim bi...
T-E
og2009: DÜNYA TOPLUMU VE FELSEFE ... okul ... felsefe ... ....
24 HOUR FLASH SALE for learning Turkish e-...
qdemir: ...
Grammar Textbook
qdemir: ...
E-T: I see you have done this before?
harp00n: Bunu ... daha önce de ... Bu konuda iyi olduğun ç...
T-E
og2009: ...
T-E
og2009: ...
coronavirus
og2009: ...
OUR FRIENDS
og2009: ...
Random Pictures of Turkey
Most commented
Meriçte Aşk... Meriçte Aşk...

Picture by DisiBayanAsk