Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Turkish Man Who Fired Blank Shots Near PM’s Office Detained

Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- A man who fired three blank shots near the office of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was described as mentally unstable, Anatolia news agency said, citing authorities.

The motive wasn’t clear and the incident occurred during a Cabinet meeting, the Istanbul-based NTV news channel said. Police quickly detained the man, it said.

The state-run Anatolia agency, citing officials, said the man had repeatedly written to authorities about his problems and liked to attract attention.

To contact the reporter on this story: Selcan Hacaoglu in Ankara at shacaoglu@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.