Turkish main opposition CHP's İzmir election office attacked with stone

In a new attack against Turkish opposition parties, an assailant was detained after throwing stone at the window of the CHP's election office in İzmir’s Konak district. On the other hand, three suspects who organized an armed attack against the CHP's Istanbul provincial building on April 6 were released under judicial control measures on April 11.

The election office's front mirror was cracked after the attack

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Turkish police detained a person on April 11 for throwing a stone at the election office of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) located in the Konak district of Aegean İzmir province. The attacker caused damage to office's window during the incident.

CHP Konak Youth Branch released a statement regarding the attack and said, "We are not afraid! We condemn the attack on our district election office! The pressures do not discourage us, they make us stronger. We call on all our people to support us!"

Moreover, CHP's Konak chair Akın Küçükoğulları stated that the suspect said in his testimony that he attacked the office "because of the CHP."

Additionally, a Turkish court on April 11 released three suspects who were detained after shooting at the CHP Provincial building in Istanbul’s Seyrantepe district under judicial control measures.

While Turkey is heading toward the elections on May 14, several opposition party buildings have been subjected to attacks. Assailant(s) attacked the Islamist opposition Felicity Party office on March 9, the leftist Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Istanbul provincial building on March 25, nationalist Good (İYİ) Party Istanbul provincial building on March 31 since the beginning of 2023.