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Turkish man desperate to drop ‘dollar’ surname amid U.S. spat


A Turkish on Thursday said he is desperate to drop the surname ‘dollar’ surname because he was being teased.

Ferhat Dolar, 48, from Dalaman in the Aegean province of Mugla, has asked the local civil registration office to replace his surname, explaining to the Milliyet daily: “Due to the recent economic sanctions imposed on our country by America, my surname has become an object of mockery.

“Therefore I decided to drop my surname.”

“Dolar” in Turkish means “dollar.”

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“I cannot accept the U.S. stance against Turkey. I am disturbed by people making insulting comments regarding my surname,” Dolar was quoted by broadcaster CNNTurk as saying on Thursday.

The ongoing row between Turkey and the U.S., centred on the detention of a U.S. pastor, has hit Turkey’s lira, bonds and stock markets.

The lira has lost almost 40 per cent of its value since the beginning of the year.

“People would tell me ‘Dolar, you are flying today,’ ‘Dolar, you took a nose-dive today,’ ‘Hit Dolar on the head so it crashes,’” Dolar complained.

He has revealed what he hopes will be his new surname: Dalar, which has no specific meaning in Turkish.

Ajiri Daniels :Sun News Online Team

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  • The era Dollar is major trading currency etc. is over and gone forever. The era international market etc. are controlled from America is over and gone forever. This is 21st century world international order in which Turkey exist under Southern Countries Union- SCU which comprises Asia, Africa, South America and parts of Europe which is more than 80% international market of 21st century world international order. This is 21st century world international order. 20th century world international order is dead and gone forever. Anglo-America has fallen and gone forever with their fraudulent criminal UN of 20th century world international order etc. God Is With Us!!!

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