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Six Brits arrested and fined for playing bingo at Turkish holiday resort

22 December 2008

TURKEY -- As reported by the Daily Mail: "Six British holidaymakers have been arrested for playing bingo in Turkey.

"They were discovered on Friday night after police raided a bar in Altinkum, a popular tourist destination.

"The men and women were detained for several hours before each being fined £55.

"Bingo is seen as a form of unregulated gambling in Turkey and is against the law.

"...However, the arrests have angered patrons as the bingo was part of a charity night to raise money towards the medical expenses of a British woman recovering from cancer..."

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