- Certainly twelve people found this month in Istanbul death after they had drunk alcohol poisoning. Dozens of people have been hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning such as blindness and upset stomach.
The victims have fallen ill with homemade raki, a popular Turkish aniseed. Police have so far arrested fifteen people for illegal alcohol production and sales.
Home-brewed alcohol usually claims lives in countries like India, Russia and Pakistan. That it has implemented in recent years, also found in Turkey, would be the consequence of the towering excise duty on alcohol Islamist government. Critics say does that smuggling and illegal production in hand.