The 27-year-old striker underwent a ritual called
‘Kur_un Dökme’ which is carried out when it is believed that an evil eye
is upon you. The evil eye is the name for a curse or sickness
transmitted by someone who is envious, jealous or wishes harm on
The evil eye belief is that a person can harm you and your property by a
malevolent glare, usually given to a person when they are unaware.
There are a number of precautions that can be taken to prevent evil eye.
The blue Nazar Boncuk popular across Turkey is an amulet believed to
protect against the evil eye. The practice of using a crystal blue eye
dates back to Central Asia, during the ages of the shamanic Tengrism
If it believed that you have been cursed by evil eye one method that can
be used to rid oneself on the effects of it is a ritual called ‘Kur_un
The ritual involves a kur_uncu (the person taking the nazar off you) who
heats up the kur_un (lead) over the stove. The kur_uncu then sits you
down, covers you up with a blanket, and pours the lead in a bowl of
water, causing the water to splatter and the lead to take various shapes
The process is believed to get rid of negative energy and lift the curse.