A Turkish worker of the Swedish Consulate in Izmir in western Turkey was recovering in a hospital on Wednesday after being injured in a gun assault on the workplace within the port metropolis.
The lone gunman, a Turkish citizen from the japanese province of Agri, was arrested shortly after the assault on Tuesday afternoon, in line with a press release from the Izmir governor’s workplace. The assertion described the assailant as “mentally impaired.”
The consular officer was severely injured within the capturing, state broadcaster TRT reported. A police investigation is ongoing.
The suspect had come to the consulate for a visa utility, the information company DHA stated.
Justice Minister Yilmaz Tunc condemned the assault in a social media put up.
The assault got here as Sweden and Denmark face indignant demonstrations in Muslim international locations sparked by a string of public Quran burnings by a handful of anti-Islam activists within the Nordic international locations. Protesters attacked the Swedish Embassy in Iraq final month.
Turkish officers have denounced the desecration of Islam’s holy ebook and referred to as on Sweden and Denmark to do extra to stop such demonstrations.