Deputy mayor in Istanbul shot in head, in critical state

The deputy mayor of Sisli, a district of Istanbul, has been shot and critically wounded, the Anadolu news agency reports

It was not immediately clear whether the incident was linked to Friday’s abortive military coup in which more than 200 people were killed. Turkey remains in a state of high tension, though the government says it has the situation fully under control.

NTV reported that the assailant had entered the office of deputy mayor Cemil Candas and then gun shots were heard. Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) runs the prosperous Sisli district. Along with other opposition parties the CHP has condemned the attempted coup.

Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) runs the prosperous Sisli district. Along with other opposition parties the CHP has condemned the attempted coup.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan said he would rid the country's institutions of the "virus" of those who oppose him.

Over 7,000 people - including over 100 generals - have been arrested following the coup.

Turkey cancels leave, orders all civil servants back to posts

Turkey orders all civil servants in the country to return to their duties as soon as possible and cancels all annual leave for employees until further notice, the state-run Anadolu news agency reports.

According to Turkish media, more than 3 million employees are affected.

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