Wednesday, February 21

Deputy mayor of Istanbul district shot dead in office



A senior official working for Istanbul’s Sisli district city hall died Monday after two gunmen walked into his office and shot him in the head.

It was not immediately clear if the incident was related to the failed coup that has been roiling Turkey for the past several days.

Deputy Mayor in charge of Development Cemil Candas was rushed to a nearby hospital, but succumbed to his injuries afterwards.

Police detained the two gunmen, who were taken out by the rear entrance.

Various reports inaccurately stated that Candas was Jewish. Sisli is home to some of Istanbul’s remaining Jews, as well as the Jewish newspaper and the Ottoman-Turkish Sephardic Culture Research Center.

The Sisli municipality is run by the opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP. The CHP condemned Friday’s attempted coup.

The incident came after a shooting outside an Ankara courthouse and a reported bomb threat at the Turkish parliament, both on Monday, as the country remained gripped by violence.

Authorities have not established direct links between the spate of violent incidents and the coup attempt

underground train network instead of using one of their own cars to make their way through the capital.

They were dressed casually rather than in their usual white robes – commonly seen in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The family visit the UK regularly with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid often seen at horse racing meetings.

They own a large property portfolio in the country, including the £75 million Longcross Estate in Surrey.

After posting the selfie, the pair were inundated with comments – many from football supporters begging them to buy their club.

One joker wrote: “Lend me £20m to build Grimsby town a new stadium il give you Back 20m and 1p thanks.”

And another added: “Buy LUFC ( Leeds United ) while your here please (sic).”

Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and later attended the London School of Economics.