Anonymous ‘Robin Hood’ of Istanbul continues to give money to the poor

Faizah Kamal 20-Dec-2019

In the poorer neighbourhoods of Istanbul, Turkey, an anonymous person who has been helping the locals at random by issuing them money has made his fourth appearance.

Dubbed ‘Hızır’, the unidentified person goes by the nickname ‘Robin Hood’, say the locals of the Yenisahra neighbourhood in Ataşehir district, Istanbul.

“I was sitting in front of my house. Two people came up and said hello. ‘Do you live here?’ they asked me. When I said, ‘Yes,’ they gave me an envelope. He introduced himself as ‘Robin Hood.’ Maybe he has been watching us at close range,” said Selçuk Coşkun, a local in the neighbourhood, home to mostly Roma people.