Turkey opens legal proceedings for US embassy shooting

By Kemal Karadag

ANKARA (AA) – Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul has given a go ahead to legal proceedings against four U.S. Embassy shooting suspects on the charges of carrying out a hostile act against a foreign state.

The Chief Prosecutor's Office in capital Ankara had sent a request for starting legal proceedings, according to information gathered by Anadolu Agency.

The summary of proceedings was based on article 306 of the Penal Code.

The suspects Ahmet Celikten, Osman Gundas, Ersin Bayram and T.B.K. were involved in the drive-by shooting on Aug. 20 in capital Ankara.