Turkish main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu assaulted at Parliament

Turkish main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu assaulted at Parliament
# 08 April 2014 13:16 (UTC +04:00)

An assailant, believed to be a visitor, has thrown several punches to KılıçdaroÄŸlu according to initial reports. KılıçdaroÄŸlu fell on the floor during the attack and reports said that his glasses were broken.

The attacker has been detained by the police following the incident.

The assault took place as KılıçdaroÄŸlu was greeting two Peace and Democracy Party lawmakers, Altan Tan and Sırrı Sakık, as he was preparing to enter CHP's group meeting for his weekly address.

KılıçdaroÄŸlu appeared on the rostrum a few minutes after the attack, apparently doing well.

“Pressure and violence will not hinder us. We won’t step back,” he said after taking the floor.

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