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.

November/05/2012

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