Islamist Felicity Party's mayoral candidate killed
SİİRTThe Felicity Party’s (SP) mayoral candidate for the eastern province of Siirt’s Tillo district, Behmen Aydın, has been killed in an armed attack.
The candidate for the Islamist party was shot to death in front of his house by unknown people while he was leaving his house in the Yeni Mahalle neighborhood.
Five other people, identified as İdham Aydın, Recep Menduhoğlu, Hazım Abbasioğlu, Abdulkerim Abbasioğlu and Abdulkerim Menduhoğlu, were also heavily wounded in the attack.
After the attack, the wounded people were immediately taken to the Siirt State hospital, where they are currently in the intensive care unit, but doctors were unable to save Aydın.
Witnesses said the assailants opened fire from a private car, and security forces have launched an investigation into the incident.
The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) Mehmet Mesut Memduoğlu won the election in the district with 505 votes, while Aydın won 382 votes.