Assailant tries to shoot prominent Turkish journalist outside court

May 6, 2016 3:56 PM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – An assailant attempted to shoot a prominent Turkish journalist on Friday outside a courthouse in Istanbul just before the verdict in his trial on charges of revealing state secrets was due to be announced, a Reuters witness said.

The assailant shouted “traitor” before firing at least three shots in quick succession at Can Dundar, the Reuters witness said. Dundar, the editor-in-chief of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, was unharmed but a reporter covering his trial appeared to have been injured, the witness said.

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