Turkish boxer critical of Erdoğan says he was attacked by a mob

Turkish boxer Ünsal Arık, who lives in Germany and is a known Erdoğan opponent, said that he was attacked by a mob. The footage shared by the boxer showed him suffering from bruises.

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Turkish boxer Ünsal Arık, who lives in Germany's Berlin and is known to be an opponent of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), was attacked by a mob. 

Arık, in a video he shared on Twitter on Aug. 9, was seen to be suffering from bruises on his face. 

"I don't know what you've been doing is worth these people that are temporary, but it seems that you have no morals," said Arık, who has been receiving death threats in Germany. 

"The next time I will not only break your chin, but all your bones. May God give you whatever you deserve. You should be ashamed of yourselves," the boxer noted. 

Saying that he represents the Turkish flag, Arık ended the video by saying that he is genuinely sad. 

"How can calling a sportsperson representing the Turkish flag a traitor, attacking him dastardly be explained? I'm getting genuinely sad," he said. 

Known for his devotion to the Turkish Republic's founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the boxer is a staunch opponent of the AKP government. The boxer last year said that Erdoğan supporters would be to blame if he is killed one day. 

President Erdoğan once filed a lawsuit against the boxer for insulting him.

Arık in December 2020 was also subjected to a knife attack in Berlin.

German authorities last month warned several prominent Erdoğan critics about a hit list including the names of 55 people.