deputy mayor istanbul shot in headISTANBUL- The ripple-effect of the coup attempt last week in Turkey is still being felt, with the latest coming in the form of an attempted assassination of Sisli Municipality’s Deputy Mayor Cemil Candas by multiple armed assailants.

The Deputy Mayor was seriously wounded.  The two attackers were subdued.  The attackers, two in total, had no criminal record.  There were unconfirmed reports of other municipal officials injured in the attack.  The information was released by Turkish State Approved Media, Haber Turk.

Also unconfirmed is that the Deputy Mayor was shot in the head.  The Sisli district is a stronghold for the Republican People’s Party.  The Deputy Mayor is a member of that party.