15 suspects, including mayor-elect, detained after Felicity Party’s candidate killed
AA PhotoSome 15 suspects have been detained as a part of an investigation into the death of the Felicity Party’s (SP) mayoral candidate Behmen Aydın, who was killed in an armed attack in the eastern province of Siirt.
Elected mayor Mehmet Mesut Memduoğlu from the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) is among the detainees, reports said.
Aydın was shot to death in front of his house by unknown people while he was leaving his house in the Yeni Mahalle neighborhood on March 31.
Five other people, identified as İdham Aydın, Recep Menduhoğlu, Hazım Abbasioğlu, Abdulkerim Abbasioğlu and Abdulkerim Menduhoğlu, were also heavily wounded in the attack.
Memduoğlu won the election in the district with 505 votes, while Aydın won 382 votes.