Taxi driver in Istanbul beats female passenger for being Armenian

Taxi driver in Istanbul beats female passenger for being Armenian

ISTANBUL. – A bizarre and sad incident occurred in Istanbul on Sunday, Marmara Armenian daily of Istanbul writes. A taxi driver swore at and punched his passenger just for being an Armenian. The female passenger turned to the police.

“The woman sat in a taxi whose driver asked her: ‘It seems from your accent that you are not Turkish. Are you Armenian, or Jewish?’ The woman honestly responded by saying she was Armenian, after which the driver not only swore at her, but also punched her face, and then threw the women out of the car.

Fortunately, a lawyer was passing from the area, who registered the car’s license plate, and then came to the assistance of the Armenian woman, who turned to the police,” Marmara writes

The police found the taxi but could not find its driver. Some said that he was mentally ill.

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