Municipal employees in Antalya shave heads for chemo receiving manager
ANTALYASixty employees at the municipality in the southern province of Antalya have shaved their heads in support of their manager, who is currently suffering from cancer and has been receiving chemotherapy treatment.
Necati Bahçeci, 59, an administrator at the Antalya Municipality, was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer nearly a month ago and started to receive treatment at a private hospital in the province.
“[Bahçeci] started losing his hair after receiving chemotherapy. Moved by his difficulties, I decided to shave my hair too. Some 60 personnel also shaved their own hair” said employee Celal Aytekin.
Another worker at the municipality taking part, Özgür Durmaz, said Bahçeci was always disciplined about his job.
“After learning of his illness, Bahçeci gave us instructions to not relax our workflow. He said we should work even harder,” said Durmaz.
“It is not just our unit, but everyone who loves him at the municipality shaved their heads in solidarity,” he added.