Turkish PM condemns attack on opposition CHP leader

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

ANKARA - The punching of Turkey's opposition leader in parliament on Tuesday was strongly condemned by Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kilicdaroglu was hit by an unknown individual in parliament on his way to his party's group meeting hall.

Turkish PM following his group meeting at the parliament spoke to the journalists.

"This is not a correct way of behavior in a democratic parliamentary system. We never appreciate these kinds of actions and strongly condemn the attack on the opposition leader Kilicdaroglu," said Erdogan.

Stating that all necessary actions will be taken against the attacker, Erdogan then received a delegation of Swiss parliamentarians and Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) members at his office in the Parliament.

The meeting was closed to the press and lasted around one hour.

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