Turkish worker self-immolates in front of parliament after financial difficulties

A 39-year-old Turkish construction worker, identified only by his initials S.A., set himself on fire near the gate of Turkish Parliament.

Eye witnesses said the man was carrying a bin and shouted, “I cannot earn a living” as he poured gasoline over himself and set it alight.



Police officers at the gates quickly intervened and put out the fire, news reports said, but the man had burns on the left part of his head as he was taken to the hospital.