AKP member killed in armed attack in Turkey’s southeast
AA photoA member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was killed in an armed attack in the Şemdinli district of the southeastern province of Hakkari on Sept. 14.
Ahmet Budak, who was the AKP’s Hakkari candidate in the Nov. 1, 2015, elections, was killed while his son was with him, Doğan News Agency reported.
Budak was shot as he was returning home from a visit to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday with his son, when unknown assailants shot him in front of his house.
He was heavily wounded and immediately taken to the Şemdinli State Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds, as his relatives waited outside.
Speaking about the incident, the AKP’s district head of Şemdinli, Fikri Algül, said the assailants escaped after the attack.
An operation was launched by security forces to apprehend the people who fled after the attack.
Meanwhile, a three-day curfew was imposed in the village where Budak was killed. The curfew decision was announced from the loudspeakers of the mosque in the village.