Unknown people fire at campaign headquarters of Turkish ruling party
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Unknown people have fired at the campaign headquarters of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party in Istanbul city, Milliyet newspaper reported on Mar.24.
Reportedly, the armed attack was committed at 23:30 (UTC/GMT +2 hours). No casualties have been reported.
A criminal case has been initiated upon the fact and investigation is underway.
The parliamentary election will be held in Turkey on June 7.
Representatives of 31 political parties will participate in the election.
Earlier, it was reported that over 70 current MPs from the ruling Justice and Development Party of Turkey will not be able to take part in 2015 parliamentary election.
This decision was adopted in accordance with the internal regulations, according to which MPs from the party have no right to be elected to the parliament for more than three terms.
The following well-known representatives of the Justice and Development Party will not be able to participate in the 2015 parliamentary election: deputy prime ministers Bulent Arinc, Besir Atalay and Ali Babacan, former Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdag, deputy head of the party Huseyin Celik, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
The ruling Justice and Development Party gained 46.66 percent of votes in the parliamentary election in Turkey, which took place in 2011. Republican People's Party gained 20.85 percent of votes, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) - 14.29 percent.
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