A report from Istanbul said an unknown assailant shot Cemil Candas,
the Deputy Mayor of Sisli District of Istanbul in the head on Monday.
The report said that the mayor was in a critical condition.
It stated that gun shots were heard soon after the assailant entered the office of the victim.
The report stated that it was not immediately clear whether the
incident was linked to Friday’s abortive military coup in which more
than 200 people were killed.
It said that Turkey remained in a state of high tension, though the government said it had the situation fully under control.
(Source: The Nation)