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Istanbul district leader critically hurt in shooting

The deputy head of Istanbul’s Shisli district, where many of the city’s Jews live, is shot in the head Monday afternoon in an apparent assassination attempt.

He is in critical condition, according to multiple media reports.

A man entered Cemil Candas’s office and fired at him.

The incident follows a shooting attack outside an Ankara courthouse and a reported bomb threat at the Turkish parliament, both on Monday, as the country still reels from an abortive weekend coup attempt.

Authorities have not established direct links between the spate of violent incidents and the coup attempt.

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