Dodgy booze causes havoc in Turkey

Counterfeit alcoholic beverages containing highly toxic methyl alcohol, or methanol, rather than the ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, used for beverages circulating resort towns of Bodrum, Ankara, Antalya, Mersin and Mugla has poisoned several and so far killed three Russian tour guides.

The alcohol sold under the brands EagleBlow vodka and gin, Raki 7 raki and Mr. Burdon whiskey is said to have been served on a yacht tour in the Aegean Sea but may pose a wider health threat as the company that imported the drinks from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) reportedly distributed the drinks to many other provinces.

Whiles Turkish government are trying to contain the situation, Russian officials have filed a lawsuit against the Turkish company that organized the yacht cruise late last week that resulted in the deaths of three Russian tourists.

Russian travel agencies have also reportedly filed a lawsuit against the company.

One Response to “Dodgy booze causes havoc in Turkey”
  1. Colin Guest says:

    This is not the first time that illegal booze has killed tourists in Turkey. If I remember correctly either last year or the year before several people died from the same situation.

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