Turkish youngman shot at Ukrainian General Consulate in Istanbul
- Police shot Volkan Özbudak, a 29-year-old Turkish origined man after he opened fire on the Consulate of Ukraine from İstanbul situated in Florya, near the headquarters of famous football team ''Galatasaray'' İstanbul, in the neighbourhood of Bakırköy, a district on Istanbul's European side, local officials and media said."There was an attack on the consulate," Volodymyr Puzyrko, the Ukrainian consul general in Istanbul, said by telephone. "He fired many times," Puzyrko added. The consul general said the man was wounded in the gunbattle. The assailant was shot and wounded and taken to hospital, but was reported not to be in a life-threatening condition. Hospital officials also said the man was still alive.An officer at the Şenlikköy police station, which oversees the Istanbul neighbourhood where the Ukrainian consulate is, confirmed that an officer posted outside the three-story villa that houses the consulate's offices opened fire and wounded a man with Turkish identification.
The press office for the governor of Istanbul issued a short statement, saying "this incident does not have a political dimension. It was a personal matter."
The man claimed to be carrying a bomb and pulled out a gun and started firing, Istanbul's Governor Muammer Güler said.
"We don't think it is a bomb, but the police are checking it, and will probably blow it up, just in case," Mr Güler said.
The aggressor had a Ukrainian wife, who is currently in her home country, the governor added. No-one else was injured in the incident, which took place at entrance to consulate.
Ozgean Omer, Constantza, Romania, The European Union