A BRITISH teacher has been shot dead in Istanbul by a taxi driver who was allegedly obsessed with her.
The woman was gunned down after leaving her school in the district of Orhantepe on Wednesday afternoon.
CCTV footage obtained by Turkish newspaper Haber Yorum showed her walking to a car with another woman moments before she was shot.
– identified in Turkish media as Mustafa G – appeared from around the corner and started trying to talk to the women as they got in the vehicle.
The Brit teacher – understood to be a mum-of-one – was seen briefly getting out of the car to confront the gunman before returning to the driver’s seat.
After trying to force her to get out again,opened fire at close range.
The woman’s terrified friend could be seen fleeing from the car and running to get help.
The suspect then turned the gun on himself – with footage showing the moment he dropped to the ground.
Paramedics desperately battled to save her life but she died at the scene.
Mustafa G – said to be a taxi driver – reportedly survived the shooting.
The suspect was allegedly obsessed with the teacher.
And he often harassed her when she was leaving school, according to Turkish media reports.
It’s understood the woman was married to a Turkish man and they had one child together.
Detectives have launched an investigation into the fatal shooting.