Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu attacked by crowd

Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was attacked on Sunday attending a funeral of soldier killed on Friday clashes with outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Video footage showed he was hit twice on the head as a clutch of security guards while a police officer tried keeping fist-pumping men away.

Kilicdarogulu was attacked earlier in 2016 too after a funeral.

Yuksel Kocaman, chief prosecutor of Ankara, said six attackers have been identified and are being questioned whether the attack was terrorism related.

Turkish interior minister Suleyman Soylu later said incident is under control and investigations are in progress.

Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said any kind of violence attempting to cast shadow on democratic politics will not be allowed in the country.

Kilicdaroglu was attending funeral of Yener Kirikci who was killed Friday after PKK insurgents attacked a military base in the Hakkari province. In the clash twenty members of PKK were killed and six other soldiers were injured.

PKK is deemed a terrorist by Turkey, US and EU. The group has waged insurgency in the southeastern part of the country since 1984 for autonomy.

Yuksel Kocaman, chief prosecutor of Ankara, said six attackers have been identified and are being questioned whether the attack was terrorism related.

Kilicdaroglu is head of the secularist Republican People’s Party (CHP).

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned last month’s election campaign that PKK members were among the list of candidates of CHP.

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