16 March 2017 at 2pm, Sihanoukville.
42yo Turkish national, Mehmet Tekoglu, manager of MK City Guest House, was arrested for the attempted murder of Ozturk, a 38yo Turkish man, also doing business in Sihanoukville. Tekoglu allegedly attacked the victim by ramming his motorbike to make him crash, and then beating him with a bamboo pole. Local people intervened and the police were called. The event happened at Village 4, Sangkat 4, Sihanoukville.
The alleged attacker had a history of violence, and in 2013 he was sentenced to one year in jail for the assault of an Israeli man.
Moreover, this is not the first dispute between Ozturk and Tekoglu , who are involved in rival ferry boat companies. Tekoglu is extremely well known to Cambodian police for his part in Sihanoukville's violence between "mafia" factions. From 14 months ago :
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/turk ... ry-105336/Turkish Man in Knife Fight Has Criminal History
January 14, 2016
“He has a bad history,” Has Samoeun, chief of the provincial military police’s information and security bureau, said on Wednesday after positively identifying Mr. Tekoglu.
“He has been involved in a shooting case and other violence, and he is the one who tried to escape from the court with handcuffs on,” he said.
In March, amid a spate of violent crimes in Sihanoukville involving foreign factions that police characterized as “mafia,” Mr. Tekoglu was charged with intentional violence for stabbing an Israeli man. Police said the stabbing was an act of retaliation by Mr. Tekoglu, who had been targeted in a failed drive-by that saw a Cambodian bystander shot in the leg.
After he was charged at the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court, according to police, Mr. Tekoglu escaped from the courthouse when given permission to go to the bathroom, scaling a fence surrounding the building while in handcuffs and fleeing into a nearby wooded area.
Police said they recaptured him about 300 meters away and sent him to prison. He was later convicted and served several months behind bars, according to Mr. Samoeun.