Attack on Turkish footballer 'accident, not murder attempt': Police
DHA photoA police report described the attack against Fenerbahçe and Turkey midfielder Mehmet Topal as an "accident" and not as an attempted murder, local media reported on Aug. 12.
The car was hit by a stray bullet "fired from a long distance without targeting it," state-run Anadolu Agency quoted the police report as saying.
An unknown assailant opened fire on Fenerbahçe’s team bus late April 4 in Trabzon’s Araklı district, leaving serious facial injuries to the vehicle’s driver in the latest incident to blight Turkish football.
The Turkish Football Federation had suspended all first-tier Spor Toto Super League games, along with the Ziraat Turkey Cup match-ups, for one week following the attack.