Former deputy’s son dead in AKP election bureau attack in southeastern Turkey
BATMAN – Cihan News Agency / Doğan News Agency
AA PhotoAn unidentified assailant attacked the election bureau of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the southeastern province of Batman on April 23, killing the son of a former AKP deputy and injuring another.
The assailant came to the election bureau at noon and reportedly fired four or five gunshots before being caught by the police while fleeing the scene.
Abit Nasıroğlu, the son of former AKP deputy Nezir Nasıroğlu, died in the attack while the injured person was hospitalized.
The provincial head of the AKP, Diyaeddin Uçar, claimed the attack was not politically motivated and rather it was a dispute over money.
In addition, AKP deputy candidate from Batman Adile Gürbüz, who was present at the time of the attack, said they did not know why the attack happened.
Ahead of the upcoming June 7 elections, a number of election bureaus have been attacked across the country.
Recently, the headquarters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Ankara was attacked on April 18, followed by a separate attack on the election bureau of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) in Istanbul’s Sarıyer district on April 20.