A headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development Party in Diyarbakir, southern Turkey, was attacked on Friday evening, apparently in response to an armed attack on the headquarters of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in the western state of Izmir. kill a young woman.
The head of the Justice and Development Party in Diyarbakir, Mehmet Sharif Aydin, posted a video clip of the attack on die Party headquarters with Molotov cocktails, which was monitored by a surveillance camera. He commented: “Tonight an attempt was made to attack our AKP building in the Hani district of Diyarbakir, similar to the heinous attack on the HDP building in Izmir yesterday. “
1- Dün İzmir HDP İl binasına yönelik yapılan iğrenç saldırının bir benzeri, bu gece Diyarbakır’ımızda Ak Parti Hani İlçe teşkilatımızın binasına yönealılmı. Picture.twitter.com / p2RfrzBDNZ
– M.Şerif AYDIN (@mserifaydin) June 18, 2021
From security circles it was said die Police have two suspects in connection with the attack on the headquarters of the ruling party in Diyarbakir was arrested for property damage, but no casualties were reported, although some party members were in the building at the time of the attack.
The attack comes a day after an armed man hit the building of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in stormed the province of Izmir and opened fire in it, killing a young woman.
In his first statement at the police station, the attacker Onur Genser said he wanted to kill as many party cadres as possible inside the building in his assault.
Part of his testimony was quoted by local media, in whom he said, “I got 10 shots in the HDP building fired. My goal was to find two people there, but it was only one person. I didn’t recognize this person because I thought die”PKK members would come here. If there were more people, I would have shot them too.”
The shooting in the HDP building resulted in the death of 20-year-old Deniz Poyraz. The armed attacker was arrested by police while trying to leave the building and a court order arrested him the next day.
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