An armed attack was staged on the dissident journalist Irfan Degirmenci’s house in Istanbul on early Wednesday.
“My house was shot with bullets towards this morning. Thanks police for their examination. They wrote down a report. They consider the possibility of ‘a stray bullet.’ I am fine. Please do not panic,” he wrote on Twitter.
Degirmenci was fired as a popular TV presenter at media mogul Dogan Holding’s Kanal D TV station after he declared on social media that he would vote “no” in a referendum that was held April 16 on constitutional amendments for a switch from a parliamentary system of governance to an executive presidency, in mid-February.