Two Turkish villagers crossing illegally into Iran
have allegedly been shot by Iranian soldiers, daily Radikal reported on its website today.
Mustafa Özkaplan and his cousin Murat Özkaplan reportedly crossed into Iran
today at around 2:30 a.m. to smuggle fuel back into Turkey. The pair was allegedly fired upon by Iranian soldiers near the border.
The two men called their village and were picked up by an ambulance from the border and taken to Van Training Hospital. Mustafa Özkaplan was reported to be in critical condition.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.