Armed attack on opposition leader in Turkey (UPDATED)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 25
Latest on the attack on convoy of Turkey’s opposition party leader
16:54 (UTC/GMT +4) Leader of the Turkish opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu said that he is safe, the country’s TRT Haber TV channel reported live.
Kilicdaroglu added that he and his party delegation were in Turkey’s north-western province of Artvin within the framework of the party’s program.
16:32 (UTC/GMT +4) Three servicemen were injured and one was killed as a result of the attack on the convoy of Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Turkish opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Efkan Ala, Turkish interior minister, said, TRT Haber TV channel reported Aug. 25.
He said that the militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization may stand behind the attack. Ala added that the attack on Kilicdaroglu is an attack on Turkey’s democratic system.
16:20 (UTC/GMT +4) An armed attack on the convoy of the leader of the Turkish opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu has occurred in the country’s north-western province of Artvin, the TRT Haber TV channel reported Aug. 25.
The Turkish government has condemned this attack, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said, adding that every effort is currently being made to identify its perpetrators.
One of Kilicdaroglu’s bodyguards was killed as the result of the attack. After the incident, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Kilicdaroglu.