Turkish man kills five in land dispute

Turkish man kills five in land dispute

ADIYAMAN - Demirören News Agency
Turkish man kills five in land dispute

A man killed five people including a four-year-old and a two-year-old with a shotgun after having engaged in a fight with family members over a disputed land plot on July 22 in the Besni district of the southeastern province of Adıyaman.

Salih Albay, a 29-year-old farmer from the Ereğli village, started to argue with his brother Hicabi Albay, who lives in the southeastern Gaziantep province but was visiting the village at the time, in the farmland.

Salih Albay and his brother have been at odds over how to divide the land plot among them and apparently once again raised the issue when they met.

Their 70-year-old father, Hamo Albay, and Hicabi Albay’s wife Sepril Albay also engaged in the discussion.

During the heated debate, Salih Albay reportedly lost his temper and opened fire on his father, brother, his sister-in-law and their children Devran, aged four, and Ceyda, aged two, killing all of them.

People from the nearby village rushed to the scene when they heard the gunshots.

Salih Albay this time turned the gun on himself, shooting himself in the jaw.

The villagers informed medical teams and local gendarmerie forces of the incident.

Salih Albay, who was seriously injured, was transferred to a hospital in Adıyaman after being treated at the ER service of the Besni State Hospital.

Gendarmerie forces tightened security in the village and launched an investigation into the incident.