KÃ¼tahya Province, Turkey
A Turkish man who was arrested carrying a gun hidden in a loaf of bread admitted this week that he intended to kill Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mustafa Bagdat, 32, was arrested as he was approaching a bus that Erdogan had just boarded. Security officials saw him digging around in a bread loaf in a plastic bag. The daily Zaman reported that Bagdat confessed during interrogation. “I was going to shoot the prime minister,” he said. “I am a nationalist man.” Erdogan has been pushing for Turkey to join the E.U.
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