ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a Syrian journalist has been seriously wounded in an attack in Turkey — the latest victim of a series of assaults against Syrian journalists in the country.
Anadolu Agency says the journalist — which it identified as 36-year-old Muhammed Zahir al Serkat — was shot in the city of Gaziantep on Sunday by a masked attacker. He was hospitalized in serious condition.
The private Dogan news agency said the journalist had received death threats from the Islamic State group, which has claimed responsibility for the killings of three journalists in Turkey. Another journalist had escaped an assault last month.
The attack was caught on a security camera and showed the assailant approaching the Syrian from behind and escaping after shooting at him, Anadolu said.