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The incident occurred on June 10 in the southern province of Hatay, T24 online news platform said.
E.Ü and his father Ş.Ü. reportedly visited the workplace of Ali Toksöz, with whom they previously had an enmity. E.Ü. here shot Töksöz in the head with a pump rifle.
E.Ü. and Ş.Ü. were later caught by the police.
On April 14, after a week of parliamentary debate, the Turkish government passed a new “criminal enforcement” law that saw up to 90,000 inmates released by halving sentences for offences including non pre-meditated murder and organized crime.
The law has been widely criticized for its exclusion of prisoners sentenced for terror-related crimes, which are often used to silence critics of the government.Turkey’s parole law and COVID-19 opportunism