May 19, 1996 in Nation/World

Man Points Gun At Turkish President

Compiled From Wire Services

A man upset about Turkey’s military cooperation with Israel pointed a gun at the president Saturday, but bodyguards tackled him and the president escaped unharmed.

A Turkish journalist and a policeman were slightly injured when the gun went off during the scuffle.

The gunman said he was angry at President Suleyman Demirel over a treaty signed in February allowing Israeli jets to train in Turkish air space, Interior Minister Ulku Guney told a news conference in Ankara, the capital.

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