Istanbul city official shot amidst civil servant leave suspensions

July 18, 2016

0,,19406782_303,00The deputy mayor of Sisli, a prosperous district in Istanbul, was shot on Monday by an attacker, according to multiple Turkish media reports. Gunshots were heard after the assailant entered the office of deputy mayor Cemil Candas, reported NTV. He was shot in the head and is in critical condition, reported Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency. It was not clear if the attack was linked to Friday’s attempted military coup which killed over 200 people. Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has control over the Sisli district, but the party has condemned the attempted coup.

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