POLITICS > Turkish Prime Ministry confirms the identity of the shooter


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Gunshots have been heard at the Turkish Prime Ministry building in Ankara during a Cabinet meeting headed by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, daily Hürriyet reported Nov. 5.

A man reportedly approached the back entrance of the building and fired three blank shots.

Security forces intervened immediately and detained the assailant.

He has been identified as Nuri Başkapan, although the motive for his alleged assault remains unknown.

The Prime Ministry confirmed the identity of the shooter.


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Can Lamberoglu

11/5/2012 11:01:09 PM

@Red Tail: that is a good observation to bring things back into perspective!

Mehmet Turk

11/5/2012 8:39:01 PM

@Red Tail. You can get get angry and have a good cry. Turkey will need to keep the same standard as other countries especially considering visiting politicians are accustomed to that same standard. Further most vehicles of this caliber come with bullet proof glass etc not available in normal vehicles. It is not shameful at all.

mara mcglothin

11/5/2012 7:07:31 PM

REDTAIL I don't see anything wrong with the leader of a country inthe best, BUT paying a doctor 1200 a month is another matter. Back in the day, all the limos were Cadillacs, Evren, Ozal, and Ciller h ad those. There isn't anything wrong with it. I would only hope that more Turkish citizens could have cars like this. Bet it is bullet proof also. MRS Obama took a 50 million trip to Europe once with all her expenses and security and such. It is what it is, but many people objected to it.

Red Tail

11/5/2012 3:37:25 PM

I get angry when I see the picture. The car on the picture costs at least 100 000 Euro in Turkey, and quite possibly twice as much. And that is in a country where a doctor is paid 1200 per month by the state. Shameful how the political elite treats itself with luxury while other people also working for the state gets almost nothing.
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