Turk­ish op­po­si­tion law­maker shot in restau­rant

The Myanmar Times - - World -

An in­flu­en­tial Turk­ish op­po­si­tion law­maker was shot and in­jured by uniden­ti­fied as­sailants who at­tacked him in a restau­rant, ac­cord­ing to the Anadolou news agency. Bulent Tez­can, deputy leader of the CHP party, was in a sta­ble con­di­tion in hospi­tal fol­low­ing the at­tack on October 29. The mo­tive of the at­tack was not im­me­di­ately known, but ten­sions in Turkey are soar­ing fol­low­ing a failed coup at­tempt in July as well as a se­ries of at­tacks blamed on both out­lawed Kur­dish or­gan­i­sa­tions as well as the Is­lamic State group. – AFP

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