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    Man accused of wife beating 'was dancing'

    Turkish man accused of wife beating in NZ 'was dancing'

    A Turkish man accused of beating his wife has told a court in New Zealand they were actually performing a traditional dance.

    Allaetin Can said witnesses mistook the dance for domestic violence as it involved moves that resemble punches, kicks, slaps and choking.

    The dance, named the kolbasti, is thought to have been first performed by drunks in a Black Sea resort town.

    The name translates as "caught red-handed by the police".

    Mr Can said he and his wife Elmas were dancing outside his family's kebab shop in Hawera on New Zealand's North Island, to celebrate a good day's takings when a passer-by called the police.

    He pleaded not guilty to an assault charge.


    BBC News - Turkish man accused of wife beating in NZ 'was dancing'

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    looks like the funky chicken performed by borat clones.

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    I can see where the mistaken thoughts on assault come from

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    Agreed for the witnesses but the Police would have been asking questions.
    Was this explanation given at the time or only presented in court ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie
    Allaetin Can said witnesses mistook the dance for domestic violence as it involved moves that resemble punches, kicks, slaps and choking.
    Ze French call it Apache Dancing.


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    I love the way the nanny states are now trying to tell people how to run their families. If a man is a jerk enough to beat his wife, and his wife is stupid enough to stay with him, there is no reason for the government to get involved.

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    It sounds more like a variation of "she slipped and hit her eye on a door knob" to me.

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    'Dancer' still facing court

    'Dancer' still facing court
    By KELLY LONEY - Taranaki Daily News
    Last updated 05:00 10/08/2010

    Police will continue with their prosecution of a Turkish man despite his claim he was dancing with his wife, not assaulting her.

    Police prosecutor Steve Michael said that while he could not discuss the case details or evidence, the police would not be withdrawing the assault charge.

    "Based on evidence we've got and that it's domestic-related we have the evidence to prove an assault took place and is in the public interest," he said.

    Since the court appearance on Wednesday when Mr Can denied assaulting his wife, police had viewed a DVD given to them by his lawyer Grant Vosseler with a filmed example of the kolbasti dance.

    Police had also looked at surrounding circumstances which had helped them make their decision to continue, Mr Michael said.

    "We'll put the evidence to the judge and he'll decide.

    "We take all reports of domestic violence very seriously," he said.

    Mr Michael said the test police were using in the Can case was evidential sufficiency and whether prosecution was required in the public interest.

    Full story: 'Dancer' still facing court | Stuff.co.nz

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    Turkish 'dancer' guilty of assaulting wife

    Turkish 'dancer' guilty of assaulting wife

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    Allaetin Can walks into the Hawera District Court followed by his wife Elmas

    A Turkish kebab shop owner has been found guilty of assaulting his wife in a case that made international headlines because he claimed he was performing a traditional dance.

    Allaetin Can denied the assault when he appeared in the Hawera District Court yesterday.

    But Judge Allan Roberts said his explanation of the incident was "nonsense'' and "a lie".

    Shortly after he was charged early in August, Can told the Taranaki Daily News he was performing a traditional Turkish dance called kolbasti in celebration of a profitable lunchtime trade that day.

    He said a passerby had observed the scene and called the police.

    The dance involved mimicry of wrestling and fighting , including hitting, kick and headlocks.

    Police decided to prosecute after being supplied a DVD of the cultural dance by Can's defence.

    Judge Roberts refused to have a bar of it, convicting Can and ordering him to pay $1500 to women's refuge.

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    If that defence worked, we could have had bets on how long it will be before someone uses the same defence after an honour killing.

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    Zis iz only admissable defence if ein est yellaman.



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    its not acceptable..police must be smart to assess if that false or true

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    No word as to whether the wife testified or not?
    If so, was it an assault or a dance? And yes, I do realise she could have been put under pressure to get him off the hook.



    Quote Originally Posted by keda
    If that defence worked, we could have had bets on how long it will be before someone uses the same defence after an honour killing.
    There you go being a drama queen again, can't help yourself can you?

    Sad little twat.

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    he was performing a traditional Turkish dance called kolbasti in celebration of a profitable lunchtime trade that day.
    Yeah right!


    so he's not just an arsehole, he's a bullshitter too..

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    I think he's implying that this was a laughable fucking defence in the first place - which is why it made international headlines. The bloke should do time for perjury if nothing else.

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    Kolbastı is a popular Turkish dance. It was originally created in the 1930s in the seaport of Trabzon on the Black Sea coast of north-eastern Turkey. Loosely translated, 'kolbastı' means 'caught red-handed by the police.' According to legend, the name comes from nightly police patrols of the city to round up drunks, who made up a song with the lyrics: 'They came, they caught us, they beat us' (in Turkish: 'Geldiler, bastılar, vurdular').
    In the past few years this dance has grown very popular and is spreading in popularity outside the region. These days this dance is mostly used for weddings or by youngsters who like to show off and attract girls.
    Kolbastı never disappeared from Trabzon. It's always been part of local culture. What's new, though, is that people from outside the region have taken to the dance.

    Kolbast

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    Even Turkey is getting the PC treatment. I mean, if you can't kolbasti with the wife, what can you do?

    Next they'll be telling us you can't give her a good slapping when dinner is not on the table when we get home from work.

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    Not saying I'm a wife beater, BUT If I lived in Hawera and had a wife that fvcking ugly, I'd be tempted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostradamus View Post
    Even Turkey is getting the PC treatment. I mean, if you can't kolbasti with the wife, what can you do?

    Next they'll be telling us you can't give her a good slapping when dinner is not on the table when we get home from work.
    It took place in New Zealand ya dumb cvnt ET

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    That's a hilarious defense I must say, the guy looks like a younger Jackie Mason.


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    In Japan this is called the "Tempura" dance. For lightly-battering wives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    For lightly-battering wives.
    As opposed to fish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Zis iz only admissable defence if ein est yellaman.


    The guy on the right looks like he's looking forward to his turn.

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    the Monty Python fish slapping dance . . . ok between consenting adults


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