Story By: Feza Uzay, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A Turkish homeowner has bricked up the doors and windows in her home because she is fed up with thieves breaking in.
Zehra Kaplanoglu, age not disclosed, who lives in the Turkish province of Istanbul, bought a three-storey building in the district of Yildirim, in the province of Bursa, as an investment in 2020.
She renovated the whole building and later wanted to put it up for sale.
She made a deal with estate agent Mustafa Akkuyu to take care of the sale and, shortly after the ad was posted, someone allegedly stole the widow bars on the ground floor.
Thieves came back to the property and reportedly stole the central heating boiler, radiators and taps in the whole building. The raids continued until there was little left inside the home.
Eventually, Kaplanoglu decided to brick up the doors and windows of the rooms of the ground and second floors.
When asked how the unusual new look will affect the sale, Kaplanoglu said: “We filmed a video from inside the building for interested parties who want to see the interior. We will show them the video. Or we will have to enter the building through the third floor window.”
Neighbourhood head Ahmet Gedik said: “I don’t know what to say. As headman of the neighbourhood, I am very sorry. We’re in the city centre. It makes me sad to know this happened in the city centre.”