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Coming across bag containing 2 million Turkish liras in western Turkey, Durmus Ugur becomes example for entire country
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Turkey: Worker finds $360K, turns it in to owner

08:46 17 August 2019 Author :  

MANISA, Turkey 

A municipal worker in Turkey’s Aegean province of Manisa found a bag containing 2 million Turkish liras ($360,000) in a local park, returning it to its bereft owner.

Durmus Ugur spotted the bag Thursday on a bench containing cash and checks while watering plants and trees in the province's Turgutlu district, before turning it in to his superiors to find its owner.

Speaking at a ceremony attended by the bag's owners, Cetin Akin, the district mayor, praised Ugur's exemplary behavior as a model for all of Turkey.

Ugur was awarded a gold coin by the Turgutlu Municipality.

Speaking to reporters following the ceremony, Ugur said Mahsun Orge wanted to give him a gift, but he did not accept it.

"I did my duty to humanity. I can't accept something that isn't mine," Durmus said.

Ugur is a father of two children, one of whom suffers from epilepsy, and is paying 90,000 Turkish liras (over $16,000) in housing and credit card debt./aa

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