Tripoli, 28 December 2013:
One member of staff at Turkish Airlines has been killed and another injured in an attack, suspected to . . .[restrict]be an armed robbery, at the airlines’ main office in Tripoli.
Turkish daily Hürriyet named the slain employee as U?ur Tezcan. Both Tezcan and fellow employee Nadide Duman – hospitalised with serious injuries – were beaten by people armed with iron batons, according to the Hürriyet. Details of the incident are not yet clear, however, with conflicting reports saying that the attackers were armed with knives or guns.
The attack took place on Thursday evening, according to the Turkish Foreign Ministry. It is understood that it the main Turkish Airlines office in Tripoli Tower was the scene of the crime, not the company’s Tripoli International Airport office, as initially stated by reports in the international media. [/restrict]