Turkish PM Davutoglu condemns attack on CHP head office

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu condemns heinous attack on headquarters of major opposition Republican People’s Party

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Photo by: AA

An unidentified gunman attacked on the headquarters of major Republicans People Party in Ankara on Monday.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu condemned the armed attack carried out on the headquarters of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Monday night. 

The attack on headquarters of CHP occurred when an unidentified man in a vehicle opened fire on the building, shooting 5 times.

No casualty or damage was reported after the attack.

Davutoglu relayed his well wishes to CHP chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu by calling him over the phone. 

He also said that ‘’We will investigate the case to the end. Whoever is responsible will be brought to justice.’’

‘’These provocations happening just ahead of the election aims to raise panic in our country,’’ he added.

Vice chairman of CHP, Tekin Bengol also made a statement on Monday providing more information on the attack.

Bingol said that the attack was carried out when a man sitting at the back seat of a black car opened the window and shot for five times, targeting the building and rapidly fleeing the scene.

He added that ‘’This cannot be seen as an ordinary situation. However, we will keep our composure. We will look into this and make an assessment after security forces investigate the incident.’’

The leader of the CHP Kilicdaroglu said ‘’We favour democracy and we will pay the price for that if necessary. These attacks try to discourage us. However, we will not surrender.’’

Kilicoglu also said that ‘’All political parties in the country should stand against these attacks and accordingly, the government should take solid steps regarding the issue.’’

The spokesman of governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Omer Celik also condemned the attack, underlining the attackers will be captured.

Celik said that ‘’The security of political parties equals to the security of democracy in the country.’’

TRTWorld and agencies