Touching tributes to Turkish barber

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Touching tributes to Turkish barber thumbnailSuat Sedat Tireli who was known as Karaman

TOUCHING tributes have been paid to a Turkish barber who died in a weekend crash at Ballyrashane Road.
Suat Sedat Tireli, 43, who was known as Karaman, was pronounced dead at the scene of the single vehicle crash on  Saturday (May 5) morning.
Ballyrashane Road was closed and motorists were advised to avoid the area.
Tributes  to Mr Tireli poured in on social media following news of his death.
His Coleraine shop opened as normal yesterday (Monday).
In a Facebook post, a spokesperson said: "Please rememer this is a hard time for all our staff & bare with us within the shop, we will try to keep you feeling exactly like The boss would have asked also thank you for everyone who has took the time to send all the sympathy messages to our team  and to caramans family."
After being told of the tragedy, Karaman's heartbroken wife Sinead Yildirim posted:"As many of you will know, I lost the love of my life today. My husband, my best friend, my absolute everything.
“We are just absolutely devastated as a family ."
Karaman, who lived near Ballymoney, was described as "a gentleman who will be sorely missed here in Coleraine."
One grieving friend posted:"Mate I can't get over that I'll never see u again. Thoughts are with ur family at this sad time x"
A customer described Karaman as "the best barber I've ever had" while another posted: "So sad. Great barber to my two boys. Will be missed."
Karaman was described as "a lovely man"  who "always had a smile" and "one of a kind."
Just hours before the tragedy, Karaman posted an online message, wishing Coleraine FC well in the Irish Cup final.
He said: "Big cup final day tomorrow for all our customers we open from 8am we would like to wish our home team a very big good luck and hope we get the win! Good luck COLERAINE."
Appealing for witnesses to the crash, Constable Boyd said: "We would especially like to hear from anyone that may be able to help us trace the movements of the deceased's vehicle, a blue Nissan 350Z, between 9pm on Friday night and the time of the collision which was reported shortly after 8am.
“Officers can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference number 348 05/05/18."
Sinn Féin East Derry MLA Caoimhe Archibald was among those who extended condolences to Mr Tireli's  family and friends."


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