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Old 20th June 2010, 17:20   #1 (permalink)
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Last night I had the misfortune at 3.00am to require a trip to the local hospital. I was having breathing problems and intense pain around my right lung.
I rang a taxi-driver named Davit Berke of Altinkum Taxis. I STRESS at this point, that I did not know this man. I had used his taxi once and had his card in my purse. And I thank God for that.
Anyway he arrived immediately and took me to the local hospital. He came inside with me and stayed to help me with translations, took me to x ray, and waited while the doctor examined me, turning his back and translating between me and the doctor. He then took me an all-night pharmacy and filled my prescription and returned me to my apartment.
I am so grateful to this very kind man for his help, as without him, I would have had great difficulty at the hospital, as no-one there spoke a word of English.
I am today, much better, and marvelling at such kindness from a complete stranger.
There are so many good people out there, and we happen on them when we really need them and sometimes when we least expect it.

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what a lovely story, what a lovely man!!! hope you're ok now.
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Hi Arrian,
Yes thank you,I am much better thank God.
I think I caught a chill in my lung by sitting in the breeze between the window and the door. Havent ventured out today because it is a bit breezy here. Better to err on the side of safety for now. I am sure I will be back in full swing tomorrow.

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What a frightening experience it must have been for you so glad to hear you are feeling a bit better today. It's always nice to read of the goodness of people who have no hidden agenda.

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Lots of bad stories out there Mary but it's always nice to hear the good ones.

Hope your on the way to a full recovery
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What a heartfelt story - glad you are on the mend.
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A very kind man its nice to see his name. Hope you continue to feel better Mary. x x x
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Re: the kindness of strangers...........

I used Davut Berke last time I was out and he spoke excellent english. As a coincidence when he knew the apartment block I was from Caglayan he was the one who sorted the living permission out for apart. owners below me.

He knew I was the other person as he said no.4 apartment has documents now. As these were done at same time. He mentioned waterbill and everything.

I have his card in front of me with tel no. 00905325031503
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24 hours altinkum taxi - simply the best - it says!!!!

the person who recommended him said he was the cheapest where others charge 20tl he only charges 15tl.
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Hi Mary, you must have got a terrible fright, thank God your ok. take it easy.
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I used Davut Berke last time I was out and he spoke excellent english. As a coincidence when he knew the apartment block I was from Caglayan he was the one who sorted the living permission out for apart. owners below me.

He knew I was the other person as he said no.4 apartment has documents now. As these were done at same time. He mentioned waterbill and everything.

I have his card in front of me with tel no. 00905325031503
00905428080214

24 hours altinkum taxi - simply the best - it says!!!!

the person who recommended him said he was the cheapest where others charge 20tl he only charges 15tl.
I have to say that I dont know anything about whatever else he does.
I only know that he was there for me last night and yes his fares are very reasonable. He only wanted 30tl for the return trip to the hospital and seemed to have difficulty in accepting more for his time and kindness.

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