Four Turks who live outside of Turkey were put in the international spotlight in the last couple of days. The list includes a hero, two maniacs and a person that I find hard to put into a category. Let's take a look at them with some black humor:
He is the Turkish-German who busted the "porno killer." Luka Rocco Magnotta, the Canadian porn actor accused of killing and dismembering a man and mailing body parts to politicians, was described as a master of disguise, but it didn't help against the curious Turkish employee of a Berlin internet cafe, who peeked over the notorious customer to check the websites he visited.
NYC high school teacher got arrested on rape charges in connection with an affair with a 16-year-old student. Although she described herself as a Brooklyn woman, Hürriyet found out that her father was Turkish. She is released now, after her husband paid the bail. The family of her student claims that he is "traumatized" because of this relationship. In Turkish social media, people complain about the "brain drain", emphasizing that Turkey needs female teachers like Sayar in the national education system.
The 32-year-old construction worker from Berlin butchered his wife in front of their six children and then threw her severed head from the rooftop, shouting "God is great." The polygamist tried to attack police officers, but was eventually overpowered and arrested. With the most horrific murder in Germany's recent memory, Subay managed to tarnish not only the image of Turkish-Germans, but also of all Muslims, of construction workers and of, you know, polygamist men.
4) Unnamed Turkish Diplomat
Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last year, detailed the childhood incidents he said had shaped his attitude towards Muslims. Breivik told the court of one occasion when a Turkish diplomat, the father of one of his friends, had destroyed his bicycle when he was seven years old. I'd like to meet that diplomat and ask if he feels guilty because he unwillingfully contributed in the making of a monster.