Turkish Airlines worker killed during robbery at Libya office
ISTANBUL - Reuters / Hürriyet
The picture released by Doğan news agency shows the killed Turkish Airlines worker, Uğur Tezcan, with his wife. Tezcan had been working for the company for over 13 years. DHA photoTurkish Airlines said on Dec. 27 that a member of staff was killed and another injured in a robbery at its Tripoli sales office in Libya.
The incident happened on the night of Dec. 26, Turkish Foreign Ministry told daily Hürriyet.
Unidentified people armed with iron batons have beaten the two workers at the Turkish national carrier’s office in Tripoli. Uğur Tezcan succumbed to his wounds while Nadide Duman sustained serious injuries and was transferred to the hospital.
Turkey’s Ambassador in Tripoli Ahmet Yakıcı immediately contacted the Libyan authorities requesting the capture of the assailants.
Tezcan was married and father of one. He had been working for the company for 13 years.
Many parts of Libya are lawless and chaotic, with the government struggling to assert control over a country awash with arms from the 2011 uprising that ousted Muammar Gaddafi.