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Turkish mayor, wife shot at home

The early morning shooting of a mayor and his wife in western Turkey has raised concerns among opposition lawmakers, who say a recently passed partial amnesty law may embolden criminals.

ISTANBUL — Mumtaz Senel, mayor of the Yesilova district in western Turkey, got a knock on his door at about 4:30 this morning from a person who identified himself as police.

When Senel opened the door, the assailant immediately shot five rounds, hitting the mayor in the legs and feet. Senel fell back and his wife was also hit when she attempted to intervene.

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