Four staffers dead in Turkish university shooting

Aaron Brown
April 6, 2018

Four people were killed in a shooting at a university in the northwest Turkish city of Eski-ehir on Thursday, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported.

Police reportedly arrested the gunman who is believed to had worked as a researcher at the institution.

The dead were a deputy dean, a faculty secretary and two lecturers. Three others were wounded in the attack, according to CNN Turk.

Eskisehir, a city of almost one million, is on the railway line between Ankara and Istanbul and has rarely been the scene of any kind of violent attack.

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"Security guards followed him after he left the building with the gun, and police apprehended him after a brief chase", Gonen said.

Turkey has in recent years been hit by a string of deadly attacks blamed on Kurdish militants and jihadists.

She said her husband was dismissed from his teaching position at Osmangazi and jailed for more than five months over Bayar's false accusations that he was a Gulen follower.

Gonen said the gunman's claim was being investigated by authorities prior to Thursday's shooting.

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