Four staff dead in Turkish university shooting

Marsha Scott
April 6, 2018

A researcher on Thursday shot and killed four colleagues at the Eskisehir Osmangazi University in northwestern Turkey, CNNTurk reported.

The university Rector, Hasan Gonen, told Anadolu Agency Volkan B. first went to the room of the faculty dean, who was not there, and then shot the faculty secretary.

The university is in the city of Eskisehir, some 250km west of Ankara.

The Dogan news agency said police apprehended the gunman.

What triggered the attack isn't immediately known.

Governor Ozdemir Cakacak said the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in the province had appointed three prosecutors to probe the incident.

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University staff say he has been detained by security forces.

The three people injured in the attack were not yet identified and the motivation for the attack remains unclear.

"He was a frightening person", he said.

Ms Aypay went on to accuse the university of "protecting" Bayar and not taking any action against him for more than a year.

Relatives of the victims rushed to the university as soon as news of the attack broke.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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