Gürsu mayor’s attacker arrested in Turkey’s west
AA PhotoA municipal police officer who shot a district mayor in the northwestern province of Bursa was arrested late May 24, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
The police officer, identified as F.B., shot Cüneyt Yıldız, the mayor of the Gürsu district of Bursa, along with his security guard, Yener Şimşek, on May 20.
F.B. surrendered to police late May 23 in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat. Police transferred F.B. to Bursa to give his testimony, while a local court in the province subsequently ordered F.B.’s arrest.
Yıldız, the mayor of Gürsu from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), remains in critical condition at hospital while Şimşek is no longer in danger.
The assailant, who was reportedly a municipal police officer working at the municipality, broke into Yıldız’s office at around 3 p.m. and fired his gun, injuring the mayor and his guard.