Turkish minister attacked with stones in Turkey's southeast
The photo shows that the minister (L) was being taken to a cafe for protection. AA Photo
Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin was attacked by a
group of people who threw stones at him during his visit to the eastern
province of Hakkari yesterday, daily Hürriyet has reported.
Şahin was reportedly speaking with locals on Cumhuriyet Street after the fast-breaking dinner when the group began throwing stones at him while shouting slogans.
Police deployed pepper gas and water cannon while also firing into the air to disperse the group.
The minister was subsequently transported to the Hakkari
Governor's Office after staying in a cafe for 15 minutes for protection.
No injures were reported.
Şahin will leave for Van after spending the first day of the Ramazan bayram holiday in Hakkari, according to reports.