Cyprus Mail
World

Seven dead in shooting at Turkey Statistics Office

Kars province is located in the north eastern part of Turkey

By Daren Butler

A former state employee shot dead six people at a Turkish Statistics Institute (TUIK) office in the eastern province of Kars before committing suicide, state broadcaster TRT Haber said on Wednesday.

Kars Governor Eyup Tepe said the attacker had carried out the shooting after previously being dismissed from his job at TUIK, the channel and other media reported.

“The incident was not a terrorist attack. The attacker’s name was Veysi Erin. He worked as a psychologist at TUIK,” the Hurriyet daily website quoted Eyup Tepe as saying.

A TUIK official confirmed to Reuters that seven people had died and one person had been slightly wounded, but provided no further details.

TUIK’s local manager was among those killed in the attack, Hurriyet said on its website.

Political tensions are running high in Turkey this month ahead of local elections on March 30 and amid a corruption scandal dogging Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

Related Posts

UK’s Flybe enters administration, cancels all flights

Reuters News Service

North Korea slams United States for pledging tanks to Ukraine

Rosie Charalambous

Video shows five black Memphis police officers kicking, beating Tyre Nichols

Reuters News Service

Seven killed in synagogue attack as West Bank violence spirals (Update)

Reuters News Service

Maintenance worker crushed to death by London urinal

Reuters News Service

Why Biden pushes an assault weapons ban despite the political odds

Reuters News Service

2 comments

Comments are closed.