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I wonder if that is a soft or hard top? I would be concerned with the factory roll over protection when the car flips like that.
 

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What did he expect driving like that...

Looks like the soft top and glad to see our chassis has decent roll over protection.
 

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Future Darwin Award candidate...
 

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He get ticket from the police, dangerously driving. Approximately US $200 according news.

It looks soft top, it is much more stronger than i thought
 

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I am glad he walked away, I hope he has learned his lesson from his stupidity. If I were his car insurance, I would not pay for the car loss.
 

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For anyone who's ever driven in Turkey, this wouldn't come as a surprise. They look at driving as a combat sport, and the sights I've seen still make me shudder. If there are any Turk members here on the board, I apologize but I call 'em as I see 'em, and I found that driving there is in my top three list of dangerous places to be in a vehicle on this planet.
 

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For anyone who's ever driven in Turkey, this wouldn't come as a surprise. They look at driving as a combat sport, and the sights I've seen still make me shudder. If there are any Turk members here on the board, I apologize but I call 'em as I see 'em, and I found that driving there is in my top three list of dangerous places to be in a vehicle on this planet.
Careful there CDpond, Murat is from Turkey, he's the one supplying our Steering Wheel badges. >:)
I worry more on Scotters when I go to Italy, these guys are killers.
 

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For anyone who's ever driven in Turkey, this wouldn't come as a surprise. They look at driving as a combat sport, and the sights I've seen still make me shudder. If there are any Turk members here on the board, I apologize but I call 'em as I see 'em, and I found that driving there is in my top three list of dangerous places to be in a vehicle on this planet.
I am Turkish 🙂 I am dealing with US people everyday because of my business.
Both countries are really unique for each other 🙂
 

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doubt it was the softtop supporting the car and thinking the hoops. but either way, glad to see it held up.
 

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For anyone who's ever driven in Turkey, this wouldn't come as a surprise. They look at driving as a combat sport, and the sights I've seen still make me shudder. If there are any Turk members here on the board, I apologize but I call 'em as I see 'em, and I found that driving there is in my top three list of dangerous places to be in a vehicle on this planet.

I shouldn't pipe in, but being Puerto Rican I can attest we can keep up with the Turks. Three hands are a must to drive at home. One for driving, one for the horn, and the third to show the finger, lol.0:)0:)
 

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I’m on my cellphone and can’t see exactly how this happened. Was the Audi traveling unusually slow as well as the Miata speeding trying to pass the truck on the inside or was it all the Miata driving at some crazy speed?

It looked like the Miata clips the Audi which causes the flip. If so then why does the Audi drive off without stopping for insurance or to check on the people. Is that normal in Turkey?

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I’m on my cellphone and can’t see exactly how this happened. Was the Audi traveling unusually slow as well as the Miata speeding trying to pass the truck on the inside or was it all the Miata driving at some crazy speed?

It looked like the Miata clips the Audi which causes the flip. If so then why does the Audi drive off without stopping for insurance or to check on the people. Is that normal in Turkey?

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Unfortunately we only see the 2 or 3 seconds before the contact, but it seems to me as if the truck, trailing vehicle, and MX-5 are all traveling significantly faster that the Audi. My hunch is that the MX-5 was aggressively attempting to navigate through other traffic and was surprised by the slow moving Audi.

Clearly the fault lies with the MX-5, but he'd have gotten away with it except for that lumbering Audi.
 

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I am Turkish 🙂 I am dealing with US people everyday because of my business.
Both countries are really unique for each other 🙂
True enough. And we all tend to be comfortable with the driving conditions in our home locations because we're used to them. When we experience something that's not "normal" to us, it can be disconcerting. It's a beautiful country Murat (I know I don't need to tell you). Lots of wonderful historical sites, great cuisine, and friendly people. Besides, I'm a pistachio, hot jumbo pretzel, fig and Turkish delight junkie, so I was in snack food heaven when I was there. Best regards.
 

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For anyone who's ever driven in Turkey, this wouldn't come as a surprise. They look at driving as a combat sport, and the sights I've seen still make me shudder. If there are any Turk members here on the board, I apologize but I call 'em as I see 'em, and I found that driving there is in my top three list of dangerous places to be in a vehicle on this planet.

I spend a lot of time in Turkey....and the driving is "spirited".
 

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I'm glad the guy was OK, and glad it wasn't a 124. I haven't been to Turkey, but I fly over it all the time, and the air traffic controllers seem professional.


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I'm glad the guy was OK, and glad it wasn't a 124. I haven't been to Turkey, but I fly over it all the time, and the air traffic controllers seem professional.

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You really need to drop in sometime. Istanbul for sure (the touristy things like the covered bazaar, the hippodrome, the blue mosque, Hagia Sophia, and the underground water cistern caverns (Basilica Cistern)... and on the other side of the Bosphoros, you can still visit the terminus station for the Orient Express. Then if you have some time for traveling in-country, Ephesus, the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Topkapi Palace, the Cappadocia region, Aspendos Roman Theatre, etc. As someone who lives in a part of Canada that anything over 100 years old is considered as a heritage site, to be able to walk on a street with cart wheel grooves made two thousand years ago is mind-boggling. It really deserves taking time to see all of what it has to offer. And a word of caution... just because you buy one carpet doesn't mean the sellers will stop hassling you... they'll suggest you show it to them and trade it in on something even better. lol
 
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