Today at the funeral of two police officers who were killed in a car bomb attack yesterday in Istanbul’s Vezneciler district, a suspect whose identity has not been disclosed allegedly threw a bullet at CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu.

The CHP leader held a press conference a couple hours after the funeral in order to raise his voice against the intimidating attack and express his determination to continue defending his opinions. “Here is the shameful part: A person walks in front of the president, the prime minister, the interior minister and throws this (bullet) at me while walking in front of me. Supposedly to threaten me with death,” he said, adding no one could stop him from his course.
Kılıçdaroğlu also slammed the security forces for allowing such an incident, stressing the CHP would take its own security measures moving forward. “They think they can change the regime by spilling our blood. No one should consider it. One of us might die but thousands will rise. No one can stop us,” he stressed, adding politics should have no place in funerals or mosques.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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