Suruc (KDN) – Four were killed and eight were injured in an armed clash during an election tour of a delegation from the ruling (AKP) in the southeastern Kurdish city of Suruc on June 14.
According to Doğan News Agency, the delegation, led by AKP MP İbrahim Yıldız, was visiting local shopkeepers in Şanlıurfa’s Cumhuriyet neighborhood in the Suruç district ahead of the June 24 elections.
A group of shopkeepers initially engaged in a heated argument with the AKP delegation, which quickly turned violent. Guns and clubs were used in the ensuing clash, reports said.
Four people, including a brother of MP Yıldız, were killed and eight, including four other brothers of Yıldız, were reportedly injured in the attack.
Several officials of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP), a local affiliate of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), are among the casualties, local media reported.
An investigation was launched as the police cordoned off the area.