A 21-year old man was arrested at Ercan airport on Tuesday in connection with the shooting of Turkish Cypriot lawyer, Seyhan Yildirim in his office in Kyrenia on Tuesday morning.

Yildirim was shot in the foot and was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injury. Speaking to local media, he said he had received a phone call on Monday from a man saying his brother had a problem with immigration and wanted to meet.

He said he told the caller that he was not in the office because he was on holiday, but eventually arranged to meet him in his office on Tuesday.

According to eyewitness reports, a man was seen running away from Yildirim’s office after a gunshot was heard.