Turkish beggar says she earns more than $100 in half a day
A Turkish beggar has said she earns 500 Turkish Liras ($101) by begging for half of a day.
A video in which the unidentified beggar is seen in Ankara’s Kızılay Square went viral on Turkish social media this week.
“I work from morning till noon and I bring home 500 Turkish Liras,” the beggar said when asked about her revenue in this year’s holy month of Ramadan.
A Twitter user calculated that the beggar could earn around 20,000 liras ($4,055) if her work schedule was more similar to an average worker in Turkey.
In Turkey, the net minimum wage is 1,600 liras ($324).