Turkish opposition leader is attacked at funeral of soldier

Mail Online | 4/21/2019 | Bhvishya Patel For Mailonline;Afp
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The leader of Turkey's main opposition party has been attacked by an angry mob as he attended the funeral of a soldier who died fighting Kurdish militants.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP), was taken to a nearby house by security forces for his protection after a furious attack was launched against him on Sunday, according to Anadolu state news agency.

Incident - Mr - Kilicdaroglu - Party - Leader

Following the incident, Mr Kilicdaroglu's party confirmed their leader had been attacked.

A video circulating on social media showed a mob pushing and shoving Mr Kilicdaroglu as he made his way through the crowd.

Party - Official - 'Kilicdaroglu - CHP - Headquarters

A party official said: 'Kilicdaroglu is at the CHP headquarters right now. He is fine.'

In a speech later outside CHP headquarters, Mr Kilicdaroglu said the attack targeted Turkey's unity.

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He told a crowd of 1,000 supporters from the top of a bus: 'The assailants have no respect for the martyr (dead soldier).

'They are not geniune Muslims.'

Leader - Attack - Law

The leader added that he was not saddened by the attack and that it would not deter him from defending law...
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