Tajik businessman and opposition figure shot dead in Turkey

March 6, 2015 9:00 AM

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ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey's state-run news agency says a Tajik businessman and opposition figure has been shot dead in Istanbul.

Anadolu Agency said Friday Umarali Kuvvatov was killed by a friend in the street late Thursday after the two got into an argument. The private Dogan news agency, however, said that a third man approached the two and shot Kuvvatov in the head. Both the assailant and the friend escaped.

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