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Drinking traditional Turkish Tea with Turkish tea cup and copper tea pot, and eating tost with friends.
Drinking traditional Turkish Tea with Turkish tea cup and copper tea pot, and eating tost with friends.
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Turkish man shoots down tea house for selling tea twice the normal price

Ezinne Osuagwu

A fight erupted between the man and the owner of the teahouse in Kocaeli province near Istanbul, Turkey when he was asked to pay two Turkish liras (N132) for a glass of tea − usually sold for half that price at teahouses across the country.

The angry man was ushered out by his friends, but returned minutes later, firing four times at the teahouse from inside his car, before driving off, Sabah daily reported.

An elderly person sitting at the teahouse at the time of the attack was injured in the ear, Sabah said.

Police were still looking for the suspect.

Turkey’s ubiquitous black tea, served in tulip-shaped glasses, is the most popular hot drink in the country and a cornerstone of Turkish culture.

Turkey has one of the highest per capita tea consumption in the world, averaging about 1,000 cups per year.