Turkey’s Kurdish separatist group the PKK is suspected of having carried out an attack on a Turkish police escort, killing one officer and injuring two others.
It happened on Wednesday in the north of the country where Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had earlier been attending an election rally. The PM had already left by helicopter for another rally in Amasya, from where he gave this reaction to the attack:
“I’m very sad. We are very sad. After my departure from Kastamonu a police escort was attacked by terrorists and a policeman was killed, an officer was injured badly. He is undergoing medical treatment in hospital. The attackers are craven, they do not believe in democracy, they just use terrorism to achieve their goals. They only know how to kill people, they are afraid of democratic elections.”
Although Kurdish separatists are suspected of the attack, there has been no confirmation. Last week a number of PKK guerillas were killed in a clash with security forces.