|  
  |  
  |  
  |  
  |  
  |  
  |  
  |  
16 April 2014, Wednesday
 
 
Today's Zaman
 
 
 
 

Stray bullet kills 4-year-old girl

6 November 2010, Saturday /TODAY’S ZAMAN
A 4-year-old child died from a bullet wound to the head on Thursday morning while playing in front of a tractor-trailer in Safranbolu. Edanur Avcı was rushed by the nearest hospital by ambulance, but emergency efforts failed to revive her.
The incident occurred on Thursday at about 10 a.m. in the Çiftlik neighborhood of Safranbolu. It is not certain from where the bullet originated, but allegedly it came from the gun of a soldier who was in target practice in the 125th Soldier Education Regimental Command. Edanur’s dead body was moved to the morgue, and the bullet extracted from her head was handed over to authorities for review. Edanur’s father, Yusuf Avcı, was working in the garden when he saw his daughter covered in blood. He immediately called for help but Edanur was already dead. Edanur’s uncle Ömer Avcı claimed that the bullet came from the 125th Soldier Education Regimental Command, which is extremely close to a residential area. Ömer Avcı said that people in the area duck their heads when soldiers start target practice.

 
 
NATIONAL  Other Titles
Nana Zeyini dies at age of 120
Gül says talks to come with Erdoğan over presidential election
92,000 die of cancer each year in Turkey
Ministerial bureaucrats purged after being profiled by MİT
Purges in police force leading to higher crime rate
Erdoğan threatens judges, prosecutors in party group speech
Opposition leaders say PM turning Turkey into intelligence state
Opposition CHP leader likens Erdoğan to Hitler, Mussolini
Nearly 90 police officials purged in southeast Turkey
Nearly 280 police officers reassigned in four provinces
Twitter executives meet with Turkey's President Gül
Two officers arrested over Adana trucks released
AFAD: Number of Syrian refugees in Turkey tops 900,000
Bahçeli criticizes PM's attack on Constitutional Court
Murder suspect attempts suicide in prison
Homosexual prisoners in Turkey segregated for ‘protection': minister
AK Party politician sparks hatred against Hizmet movement
Reactions mount against ban on publication of ‘Risale-i Nur'
Prosecutor who stopped MİT trucks, two others reassigned
Ministry issues traffic tickets to 125 Gezi protesters in Çanakkale
Turkish gov't rules out May 1 rallies in İstanbul's Taksim Square
Turkish military says PKK kidnapped three workers
55 students from 30 countries captivate İzmir residents with poems of praise
HDP co-chair says MİT law only protects intelligence agency
Turkish Olympiad in Chicago held with impressive event
...
Bloggers