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The photo shows that the minister (L) was being  taken to a cafe for protection. AA Photo

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.



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american american

8/20/2012 12:13:17 PM

hope those guys letting the bullets fly didn't hit any windows...

Turiddu Giuliano

8/20/2012 1:29:14 AM

I watched the movie, it seemed to be in Aleppo not in Turkey. I see that the security forces have total control of the territory, my compliments. But I did not understand who is that fat guy who is always close to the minister and who seems very concerned about his long hair, in fact he constantly shakes his head in an attempt to enhance his hair style.


8/19/2012 7:38:13 PM

It appears as if the AKP's popularity in southeast Turkey is in decline. Regards

Spyros Savvas

8/19/2012 7:14:33 PM

...and the "bodyguard" is ready to use his gun against protesting citizens... Democrasy ala Turka...

Shah Hamdan

8/19/2012 2:04:12 PM

Its beginning of Turkish adventure in Syria. After few years same people will spray bullets with automatic weapons. These are lessons need to learn and focus to keep weapon free Turkey.

The Prisoner

8/19/2012 12:37:19 PM

'You can fool some people some of the time, but you can't fool all the people all the time' as the goverment is now finding out.

Aryeh Rapaport

8/19/2012 12:32:02 PM

What were they shouting? Its unacceptable to throw stones at elected officials.
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