Happy ending after Iranian tourists make Turkish driver cry with fake bill
A taxi driver in a viral video showing her crying after being paid a bill by two Iranian women in Istanbul has said the incident ended well with the help of good-hearted people.
Sixty-year-old Nurşen Aşık was spotted on Oct. 24 near Taksim Square while crying in the driver’s seat after being payed with a fake 100 Turkish Lira bill by the women.
Local media reported on Oct. 25 the incident had a happy ending after the video went viral and more people were involved.
“Don’t cry, sister. We will pay you that money,” Aşık said, quoting strangers who consoled her following the incident.
“They also found the Iranian women who took my cab. They told me they did not know the bill was fake. They apologized to me. Everything is OK now,” she said.
Aşık also said she had been crying because 100 Turkish Liras is a significant amount for her.
“My daughter is a teacher. I pay 1,000 liras a month in rent for the apartment I live in alone and I try to stand on my own two feet. I have rented the vehicle and the license. I barely earn 100 liras a day. I have never wished ill upon anyone. I became very sad when I was faced with this incident,” she said.