Turkey's ruling party condemns attack on opposition leader
Baku, Azerbaijan, April 22
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) condemned the attack on the leader of the Turkish opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu in Ankara, Trend reports referring to Turkish media.
It is reported that, while commenting on the incident, spokesman for the AKP Omer Celik said that the ruling party opposes any form of violence. He noted that those who committed the attacks on Kilicdaroglu would be punished under the Turkish law.
Recently, CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was attacked by a group of men in Ankara. The attack took place in the Cubuk District of Ankara Province, where the opposition leader attended the funeral of a fallen Turkish soldier. During the ceremony, the group of people made an attempt to attack Kilicdaroglu. His guards prevented the attack and escorted him to a nearby house. Later Kilicdaroglu was driven away by an armored vehicle.
The Minister of National Defense of Turkey Hulusi Akar arrived at the scene. It is reported that an investigation was launched in connection with the incident.
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