Turkish doctors remove bullets in union leader's foot

The chairman of a Turkish labor confederation underwent a successful surgery after an armed attack against himself on Monday.

Turkish doctors remove bullets in union leader's foot

The chairman of a Turkish labor confederation underwent a successful surgery after an armed attack against himself on Monday.

Suleyman Celebi, the chairman of Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DISK), underwent a surgery at Istanbul's Florence Nightingale Hospital after he was shot in his left foot.

"The bullets in Celebi's foot were removed, and he is in stable condition," Fahrettin Erdogan, the press and public relations director of the confederation, told AA correspondent.

Erdogan said Celebi would be kept under intensive care as a precaution till Tuesday since he had earlier underwent a cardiac surgery.

Celebi was shot in the foot in an armed attack in DISK HQ in Sisli district of Istanbul earlier on Monday. He had a few bullets in his left foot.

The assailant, who was immediately caught after the attack, told police that he shot Celebi as he did not pay his debt.


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