Turkish PM blames PKK for armed attack in SE Turkey

Baku, June 15, AZERTAC

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim blamed terrorist group PKK on Thursday over an armed attack in southeastern Turkey, which left at least three people dead and nine others injured, according to Anadolu Agency.

“There are police records that the perpetrators or suspects are PKK sympathizers,” said Yildirim in a live interview to broadcaster TRT Haber.

Earlier on Thursday, members of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party were attacked in Sanliurfa province while they were campaigning for the upcoming elections.

“An election cannot be won with blood [or] by force for whatever reason,” Yildirim said.

“Election means democracy, election means people reflecting their wishes freely,” he added.

The premier said police and local authorities in the city had brought the situation in control.

Health Minister Ahmet Demircan said MP Ibrahim Halil Yildiz was the target but he survived the attack.

However, his older brother Mehmet Ali Yildiz died after succumbing to his wounds at the hospital.

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