One wounded in armed attack on university preparation course

A dershane was attacked by a man wearing woman's clothing with a Kalashnikov rifle in Şırnak province on Saturday, leaving a security guard injured. (Photo: Cihan)
A dershane was attacked by a man wearing woman's clothing with a Kalashnikov rifle in Şırnak province on Saturday, leaving a security guard injured. (Photo: Cihan)


Date posted: April 23, 2012

22 April 2012 / TODAYSZAMAN.COM

A private institution that offers weekend and evening courses to assist students in preparing for national exams, was attacked by an unidentified person with a Kalashnikov rifle in the southeastern province of Şırnak on Saturday, leaving a security guard wounded.

The attack took place at Şırnak’s FEM Dershanesi around 10 p.m., as students were leaving a night lecture. Eyewitnesses told the Cihan news agency that the attacker was a man wearing woman’s clothing who shot randomly at the dershane building with a Kalashnikov rifle. While no one was killed in the attack, a security guard sustained a shoulder wound and was immediately taken to a hospital.

Police units arrived quickly at the scene and launched an investigation to identify and catch the shooter. Speaking to Cihan, FEM Dershanesi head Fahri Koca stated it was luck no one was killed and added, “Attacking an institution that serves the people of this region clearly shows the aim of attacker. The families of our students and other locals support us. Those who want the people of this region to be behind in education will not succeed.”

In May of last year, a group of around 30 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) supporters attacked the boy’s dormitory of the private Ufuk High School, which provides accommodation for students of imam-hatip schools as well, with Molotov cocktails after staging a demonstration and barricaded the İdil highway in Şırnak’s Cizre district.

Three students were injured, one of them seriously, while trying to escape the PKK supporters’ attack in panic. The attack on the students led to nationwide outrage.

An investigation into the attack on the dormitory revealed that the attackers had agreed to start the fire at a meeting in a tent set up by the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) to protest what they felt was the government’s unresponsiveness to Kurdish demands. Seven suspects were detained, one of whom was found inside an election campaign van belonging to Faysal Sarıyıldız, an independent parliamentary candidate endorsed by the BDP. Sarıyıldız is currently in jail as a suspect in the case against the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK). The KCK is an umbrella network of PKK-related organizations.

Source: Today’s Zaman http://www.todayszaman.com/news-278209-one-wounded-in-armed-attack-on-sirnak-university-preparation-course.html


Related News

UN demands access to 3 Turks forcibly returned from Malaysia

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has urged Turkey to confirm the whereabouts of three Turkish nationals who were detained in Malaysia at Ankara’s request due to their ties to the faith-based Gülen movement, a statement by the Brussels-based Intercultural Dialogue Platform said.

A notable award for Mongolian-Turkish schools

At a ceremony recently held at Sunjin Grand Hotel in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s 50 most effective institutions were presented their awards. In recognition of their achievements and contributions, Empathy Educational Institutions, active for about 20 years in Mongolia, were honored with “Top Standard” award among the most effective institutions.

Global Spying Network: Erdogan’s Worldwide Monitoring of Gülen Supporters

In his desire to convince the world that Gülen is a criminal, Erdogan has been demanding that the U.S. extradite Gülen for months. That also likely explains why the Turkish government is currently collecting information from all over the world. It needs incriminating evidence in order to substantiate the allegations against Gülen.

Gülen worries fake news could associate new terror attacks, assassinations in Turkey with him

US-based Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen said on Tuesday that fabricated stories in the pro-government media about new terror attacks and political assassinations in Turkey could be associated with followers of the faith-based Gülen movement.

Kimse Yok Mu trains flood victim Pakistani women for a job

Kimse Yok Mu Foundation (KYM) continues to heal the wounds after the devastating flood in 2010 in Pakistan. The foundation earlier built the Ikbaliye town home to 296 families in the city of Muzaffargah. Now it’s offering vocational classes to the town’s women. 20 women received their certificates after completing 3 month-long sewing classes.

Kimse Yok Mu to distribute 90,000 food packages during Ramadan

The Kimse Yok Mu (Is Anybody There) charity foundation will be offering aid packages to 90,000 families in all the 81 provinces during the holy month of Ramadan. The fasting month of Ramadan, deemed the sultan of all the months by Muslims, is considered the most venerated, blessed and spiritually beneficial month of the Islamic […]

Latest News

Fethullah Gülen’s Condolence Message for South African Human Rights Defender Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Hizmet Movement Declares Core Values with Unified Voice

Ankara systematically tortures supporters of Gülen movement, Kurds, Turkey Tribunal rapporteurs say

Erdogan possessed by Pharaoh, Herod, Hitler spirits?

Devious Use of International Organizations to Persecute Dissidents Abroad: The Erdogan Case

A “Controlled Coup”: Erdogan’s Contribution to the Autocrats’ Playbook

Why is Turkey’s Erdogan persecuting the Gulen movement?

Purge-victim man sent back to prison over Gulen links despite stage 4 cancer diagnosis

University refuses admission to woman jailed over Gülen links

In Case You Missed It

High court accepts indictment against Cihaner and Gen. Berk

Pak Turk International Schools, Colleges Organize 14th Inter-School Mathematics Olympiad

How to Interview Fethullah Gulen

Turkish Islamic scholar Gülen resides in social facility, not a mansion

Turkey’s Curious Coup in 6 Questions

668 Babies to welcome Eid Al-Adha in Turkish prisons

Turkey introduces new decree law to seize all Gulen-related companies

Copyright 2022 Hizmet News