Kurdish Party Offices Attacked in Turkey

DTP headquarters in Hatay Province

DTP headquarters in Hatay Province

ISTANBUL (Hurriyet)—Police in Turkey reported Wednesday that three provincial offices belonging to Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) have been attacked by gunfire and bombings, the Turkish Hurriyet Daily reported.

The first office, located in the town of Kecioren in Ankara province, was fired at late Tuesday night. the police who investigated the incident found 10 bullets had been fired at the building, shattering several of its windows.  

Meanwhile, on Wednesday morning, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the DTP offices in Kizilay, also in the Ankara province. Fire fighters arrived on the crime scene shortly after the attack.

The police, investigating both events, arrested four suspects and seized two licensed guns, Anatolia news agency reported on Wednesday.

A Molotov cocktail was also thrown at the building housing the DTP’s provincial and district offices in the province of Hatay. Police later found seven more Molotov cocktails near the building.

The attacks occurred after the first day of hearings of the DTP closure case, in which the pro-Kurdish party is accused of having links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), outlawed by the Turkish government.

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