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    Turkish Police Shoot Tractor Driver Who Reportedly Headed For Israeli Embassy

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    According to the 45-year-old tractor driver's preliminary statement to police, his plan was to reach the Israeli embassy in Ankara where he would stage a protest, Anadolu agency reported.

    A tractor driver has been shot in the leg by police in Turkey after he rejected to stop the vehicle — that led to it crashing into cars in central Ankara on Tuesday, the Turkish media reported.

    An Israeli authority who preserved his anonymity cited by Haaretz said that he thought that the Israeli mission is not linked to the recent incident.

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    "To the best of our knowledge this has nothing to do with the embassy. He was on his way to demonstrate outside a [Turkish] government ministry. The incident happened near the ambassador's residence, and not the embassy," Haaretz cited the official as saying. 

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