•   
  •   

World Turkey: 4 staff members killed in attack at university

03:57  06 april  2018
03:57  06 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

Superannuation fund instructed staff to keep customers in the dark when they were entitled to lower fees

  Superannuation fund instructed staff to keep customers in the dark when they were entitled to lower fees US-owned superannuation business Mercer is charging excessive fees and trying to keep members in high-fee accounts when it is against their best interests, documents show.The ABC's Four Corners program has obtained documentary evidence of a superannuation business doing just that.

Shooting in Turkey.© Twitter Shooting in Turkey.

A research assistant shot and killed four staff members at a university in central Turkey, the university's president said Thursday.

Prof. Hasan Gonen of Osmangazi University, in the city of Eskisehir, some 250 kilometers west of Ankara, told reporters that the gunman shot and killed a deputy dean, a secretary and two teaching staff at the university's school of education.

The attacker, identified as Volkan Bayar, was apprehended by police as he left the scene, Gonen said.

Gonen said the motive of the attack appeared to be a personal dispute. The main target was the education school's dean, who was not in his office when the gunman arrived, the university president added.

Widow cleared of helping Orlando gunman

  Widow cleared of helping Orlando gunman The widow of the Orlando shooter has been found not guilty of obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organisation. She had faced life in prison if found guilty.The verdict took three days of deliberation from the jury before they declared her not guilty of all charges on Friday.The 31-year-old began sobbing with joy when the decision was read out.Ms Salman was married to Omar Mateen when he attacked gay nightclub Pulse. He killed 49 people.The decision means no one has yet been held criminally responsible for the June 2016 massacre. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

He said the suspect, who was studying for a doctoral degree, had been under investigation at the university for accusing a number of staff members of being followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for a failed coup in 2016.

Turkey has arrested tens of thousands of people for alleged links to the coup and dismissed more than 110,000 others from government jobs, including universities.

Turkey's Hurriyet daily newspaper quoted Cemil Yucel, the dean who escaped the attack, as saying that Bayar was "mentally unstable" and constantly lodged complaints against staff members.

Iran, Russia, Turkey team up to hold sway in Syria

  Iran, Russia, Turkey team up to hold sway in Syria Iran, Russia and Turkey have teamed up to forge a strong if brittle tripartite alliance aimed at holding ascendancy in Syria, taking advantage of the West's reluctance to engage militarily in the country. The presidents of the three countries, long seen as regional rivals rather than strategic allies, will meet Wednesday in Ankara for their second three way summit on Syria in a striking demonstration of unity.

"He was a frightening person," Yucel told the newspaper.

Ayse Aypay, an education professor at the university, described the attacker as an alleged Gulen supporter who made false accusations against colleagues.

She told journalists at the campus that her husband was dismissed from his teaching position at Osmangazi and jailed for more than five months over Bayar's false accusations that he was a Gulen follower.

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

Regional governor Ozdemir Cakacak said three prosecutors had been assigned to investigate the case.

Earlier, unconfirmed reports said three people were injured in the attack.

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


A 'secret war' between Turkey and Greece just turned deadly after a long history of dogfights over the Aegean Sea .
A Greek fighter jet crashed and the pilot was killed after intercepting two Turkish F-16 fighters that had intruded into Greek airspace.Greek officials announced on Thursday that a Hellenic Air Force Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet crashed in the Aegean Sea, near the island of Skyros. The pilot, identified by the HAF as 33-year-old Capt. Giorgos Baltadoros, was returning from an aerial policing mission where he intercepted two Turkish Air Force F-16s.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!