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Turkey: Former MP's son shot dead at AKP election office00:48

Turkey: Former MP's son shot dead at AKP election office

Turkey, Batman
April 23, 2015 at 12:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

The son of a former Justice and Development Party (AKP) MP was shot dead in the south-eastern Turkish city of Batman, Thursday, after an unidentified assailant let off shots inside one of the ruling party's election bureaus. One other person was injured in the attack and is currently in hospital.

The assailant reportedly shot four or five times in the offices, before fleeing the scene when he was arrested. The attack on Abit Nasiroglu, the son of former AKP MP Nezir Nasiroglu, was reportedly linked to a dispute over money, and not related to the man's politics.

Several election bureaus have been attacked in the run-up to Turkey's general election set for June 7.

Turkey: Former MP's son shot dead at AKP election office00:48
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The son of a former Justice and Development Party (AKP) MP was shot dead in the south-eastern Turkish city of Batman, Thursday, after an unidentified assailant let off shots inside one of the ruling party's election bureaus. One other person was injured in the attack and is currently in hospital.

The assailant reportedly shot four or five times in the offices, before fleeing the scene when he was arrested. The attack on Abit Nasiroglu, the son of former AKP MP Nezir Nasiroglu, was reportedly linked to a dispute over money, and not related to the man's politics.

Several election bureaus have been attacked in the run-up to Turkey's general election set for June 7.

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