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Turkey: Reports of attempt on Istanbul mayor's life dismissed

Turkish interior minister says assassination attempt on is 'out of question'

Anadolu Agency TURKEY
Published December 02,2020

Turkish authorities on Wednesday refuted reports of an assassination attempt on Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu.

"Such an assassination attempt is out of question," Süleyman Soylu told reporters at the Turkish parliament.

"Anyone caught in such an assassination attempt is also out of the question," Soylu added, citing police statements which he said contained all the necessary details on the issue.

Turkish police on Wednesday also refuted reports of a recent attempt on İmamoğlu's life.

The spokesman for the Istanbul mayor said Tuesday that they had been informed on Nov. 23 by officials of an order by terror groups to move on İmamoğlu.

"There is no information on our side that any attacker has been caught," Murat Ongun said.