Turkish photo journalist shot in Aleppo

Sinan Gul was shot in his leg during the clashes in Aleppo on Monday.

Turkish photo journalist shot in Aleppo

World Bulletin / News Desk

Anadolu Agency's (AA) photo journalist, Sinan Gul has been brought to Turkey on Monday after getting shot in his leg in the Syrian city of Aleppo earlier in the day.

Covering the developments in Aleppo for the past 15 days, AA correspondent Samet Dogan, photo journalist Sinan Gul and cameraman Kenan Yesilyurt found themselves in the middle of clashes between Syrian forces and opposition groups in Aleppo on Monday.

Sinan Gul was shot in his leg during the clashes in Aleppo on Monday.

Soldiers of the Free Syrian Army immediately took Sinan Gul to a local hospital in Aleppo after he was shot.

Sinan Gul was later brought to Turkey by forces of the Syrian opposition.

Gul is now under medical treatment at the State Hospital of the southern province of Kilis.

Doctors have said that Sinan Gul's condition is fine and his injury was not life threatening.

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc on Monday wished Anadolu Agency's photo journalist Gul speedy recovery.

Commenting on his twitter account, Arinc said that massacres of the Syrian troops continued in Aleppo.

"We are watching the drama, and massacres in Aleppo through the objectives of the Anadolu Agency (AA) correspondents. I have learned with deep sadness today about the injury of AA's photo journalist Sinan Gul in Aleppo. Gul is now in hospital under treatment. His condition is fine. I have also learned about the injury of Al-Jazeera TV channel's Ankara correspondent Omar Hashram. Omar is now in Gaziantep receiving medical treatment. I wish both of them speedy recovery. They worked under bombs and bullets by making great sacrifices. I convey my feelings for a speedy recovery to Gul's family and all AA staff members beginning with the Director General (Kemal Ozturk)," Arinc also said.


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