Shootout in Occupied Constantinople. “Turkey shooting: Six dead in US consulate attack in Istanbul,” from the Telegraph, July 9 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Three policemen and three unidentified gunmen have been killed during a 15-minute gun battle at the United States consulate in Istanbul.
Three gunmen stormed a guard post near the main entrance of the high-walled compound, reportedly shooting a Turkish police officer in the head.
A full-scale gun battle then erupted at the heavily-guarded compound, ending in the deaths of the three assailants. The city”s governor, Muammer Guler, said a police officer had died at the scene while two others died of their wounds soon after in hospital….
Witness Yavuz Erkut Yuksel said the attackers emerged from a white vehicle and surprised the officer at the guard post. “One of them approached a policeman while hiding his gun and shot him in the head,” he said.
Another witness described the attackers as “terrorists, with beards and long hair.”…