An unidentified man opened fire on the office of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the city of Adana in the south of the country. According to TASS with reference to the TRT channel, there were no victims, the shooter was detained, the police are investigating.
According to the TV company, an unidentified person fired 12 shots from a pump-action rifle at the empty office of the party, approached the door of the building, where he left the weapon and tried to hide. He was soon arrested by the police.
Representatives of the AKP condemned the shelling of the party building, calling it a provocation. “We will not back down even a single step, no matter what threats and provocations,” Omer Celik, deputy chairman of the party, told reporters.
This is the third incident in April involving armed attacks on the offices of leading Turkish parties. Prior to that, the buildings of the opposition Republican People’s Party and the Good Party were shelled in Istanbul. The TV-100 TV channel does not rule out that all cases may be related to the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey on May 14.
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