Chapel Hill Murders: Turkish Leader Challenges Obama


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised US President Barack Obama for being silence over the murder of three Muslim students in the US. BBC has more:

He said politicians were responsible for events in their countries and had to clarify their stance over them.

More than 5,000 people attended the funeral of the students who were shot dead in North Carolina on Tuesday.

With a suspect in custody, police are still investigating the motive, amid family claims it was a hate crime.

The shootings took place in the town of Chapel Hill. Initial indications are that the gunman, Craig Hicks, acted in a dispute with the victims over a parking space, according to the police.

A district prosecutor said on Wednesday there was no evidence that the victims – Deah Shaddy Barakat, wife Yusor Mohammad and her sister Razan – had been targeted because of their faith.


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