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January 26, 1991
At least one person was shot to death during anti-war protests in TURKEY, a base for air raids against Iraq. The man died in the eastern town of Tatvan; it was not clear who fired the shot. In Istanbul, 2,000 demonstrators burned U.S. and Israeli flags. About 1,000 PALESTINIANS marched through the Bakka refugee camp in Jordan to protest the U.S.-led campaign.
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August 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The deputy head of Turkey's largest labor union confederation was shot to death outside his home, the Anatolian news agency said, in an attack that came while the union is protesting a government measure to raise the retirement age. Semsi Denizer, 49, general-secretary of the Turk-Is labor confederation, was shot in the head six times in the city of Zonguldak, the news agency said. Police said the suspected gunman, Cengiz Balik was arrested after the attack.
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NEWS
November 24, 1988
A gunman who tried to kill Turkish Prime Minister Turgut Ozal with a World War I-vintage pistol was sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Anatolian news agency reported. A three-judge panel in Ankara had ordered Kartal Demirag's execution by hanging, but then the judges lowered the sentence because Ozal survived.
NEWS
May 13, 1998 | AMBERIN ZAMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two unidentified gunmen seriously wounded this nation's most prominent human rights campaigner in his office here Tuesday, provoking a storm of protest against the Turkish government for failing to protect him. Akin Birdal, 50, president of the Human Rights Assn. and a critic of the government's bloody crackdown on Kurdish separatists, was listed in critical condition with six bullet wounds--including three in the chest--from 9-millimeter automatic pistols.
NEWS
May 13, 1998 | AMBERIN ZAMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two unidentified gunmen seriously wounded this nation's most prominent human rights campaigner in his office here Tuesday, provoking a storm of protest against the Turkish government for failing to protect him. Akin Birdal, 50, president of the Human Rights Assn. and a critic of the government's bloody crackdown on Kurdish separatists, was listed in critical condition with six bullet wounds--including three in the chest--from 9-millimeter automatic pistols.
NEWS
August 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The deputy head of Turkey's largest labor union confederation was shot to death outside his home, the Anatolian news agency said, in an attack that came while the union is protesting a government measure to raise the retirement age. Semsi Denizer, 49, general-secretary of the Turk-Is labor confederation, was shot in the head six times in the city of Zonguldak, the news agency said. Police said the suspected gunman, Cengiz Balik was arrested after the attack.
NEWS
June 19, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
An escaped convict shot and slightly wounded Prime Minister Turgut Ozal on Saturday, moments after the Turkish leader urged his country to reject violence in his opening speech at the ruling Motherland Party's annual convention. Ozal, 61, who instinctively dived for cover as the gunfire erupted, was shot in the right hand.
NEWS
March 1, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two gunmen shot and wounded a U.S. Air Force officer outside his apartment in western Turkey on Thursday--the second shooting of an American this month and a sobering setback to Turkey's success in presenting itself as a stable, safe haven in the post-Gulf War Middle East. Lt. Col. Alvin Macke, 44, assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Land Headquarters Southeast in the Aegean port city of Izmir, was struck in the face by one bullet.
SPORTS
April 5, 1996 | Associated Press
Former Laker Larry Spriggs and former New Jersey Net and San Antonio Spur Dallas Comegys were shot late Wednesday night outside a nightclub in Turkey, where both are playing pro basketball. Spriggs, 36, who played for the Laker NBA champions of 1984-85, was listed in good condition Thursday after surgery for a gunshot wound in the back. Comegys, 31, was in stable condition at Uludag University Medical School Hospital in Bursa, 150 miles southwest of Istanbul.
WORLD
April 10, 2012 | By Rima Marrouch
Prospects for a cease-fire in Syria further dimmed Monday when fighting spilled over the border into Turkey and Lebanon, leaving at least three people dead, opposition activists said. An additional 160 people were killed within Syria, activists said, as forces loyal to embattled President Bashar Assad continued to shell buildings and shoot at residents of rebellious cities on the eve of a proposed halt to the hostilities. Government troops and tanks were due to be withdrawn Tuesday from cities and towns, but that seemed increasingly unlikely as the violence has only escalated in the last week and on Sunday the Assad government demanded written guarantees from all opposition groups, a proposal that the rebel Free Syrian Army dismissed.
SPORTS
April 5, 1996 | Associated Press
Former Laker Larry Spriggs and former New Jersey Net and San Antonio Spur Dallas Comegys were shot late Wednesday night outside a nightclub in Turkey, where both are playing pro basketball. Spriggs, 36, who played for the Laker NBA champions of 1984-85, was listed in good condition Thursday after surgery for a gunshot wound in the back. Comegys, 31, was in stable condition at Uludag University Medical School Hospital in Bursa, 150 miles southwest of Istanbul.
NEWS
March 1, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two gunmen shot and wounded a U.S. Air Force officer outside his apartment in western Turkey on Thursday--the second shooting of an American this month and a sobering setback to Turkey's success in presenting itself as a stable, safe haven in the post-Gulf War Middle East. Lt. Col. Alvin Macke, 44, assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Land Headquarters Southeast in the Aegean port city of Izmir, was struck in the face by one bullet.
NEWS
January 26, 1991
At least one person was shot to death during anti-war protests in TURKEY, a base for air raids against Iraq. The man died in the eastern town of Tatvan; it was not clear who fired the shot. In Istanbul, 2,000 demonstrators burned U.S. and Israeli flags. About 1,000 PALESTINIANS marched through the Bakka refugee camp in Jordan to protest the U.S.-led campaign.
NEWS
November 24, 1988
A gunman who tried to kill Turkish Prime Minister Turgut Ozal with a World War I-vintage pistol was sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Anatolian news agency reported. A three-judge panel in Ankara had ordered Kartal Demirag's execution by hanging, but then the judges lowered the sentence because Ozal survived.
NEWS
June 19, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
An escaped convict shot and slightly wounded Prime Minister Turgut Ozal on Saturday, moments after the Turkish leader urged his country to reject violence in his opening speech at the ruling Motherland Party's annual convention. Ozal, 61, who instinctively dived for cover as the gunfire erupted, was shot in the right hand.
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