Report: Driver shot after attempted protest at Israeli embassy in Turkey

An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he believed the incident was not linked to the Israeli mission.

By REUTERS
October 16, 2018 12:08
Report: Driver shot after attempted protest at Israeli embassy in Turkey

DEMONSTRATORS HOLD BANNERS and Turkish and Palestinian flags as they shout slogans during a protest against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, after Friday prayers at Haci Bayram Mosque in Ankara, in December.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Turkish police shot a tractor driver in the leg after he refused to stop his vehicle and crashed into cars in central Ankara on Tuesday, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.

It said the 45-year-old driver told police in his initial statement that he planned to drive to the Israeli embassy in the Turkish capital and stage a protest.

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The report could not immediately be confirmed. An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he believed the incident was not linked to the Israeli mission.

"To the best of our knowledge this has nothing to do with the embassy. He was on his way to demonstrate outside a (Turkish) government ministry. The incident happened near the ambassador's residence, and not the embassy."


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