Rumors for an assassination attempt of the president of HDP

Rumors for an assassination attempt of the president of HDP

Ankara, November 23, 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency

The Turkish authorities refute the information

By Manolis Kostidis

The Turkish security authorities are said to be examining information on an alleged assassination attempt against the president of the pro-Kurdish Party HDP Selahattin Demirtaş. The Turkish authorities, however, denied the information.

Reportedly, Demirtaş had not gone to Ankara for the election of the new House Speaker, due to his incapacitation. He had stayed instead in Diyarbakır in the southeastern Turkey. When he arrived home, his guards found a crack on the bulletproof glass of his car, which according to them came from a bullet. No one had heard a gun fire, but information from the HDP speak of an assassination attempt. Demirtaş had posted on his account in Kurdish: “Death is God’s command”.

The Turkish authorities examined the vehicle and according to the prefecture of Diyarbakır, the small crack on the window was not caused from a bullet but from a stone or another object. “There was no attack against Mr. Demirtaş”, announced the prefecture that had provided the police officers and the vehicle to the president of HDP.