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16/07/2016 - 20:45 0
Attacks on HDP Offices Following Coup Attempt in Turkey

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) offices have been attacked in three cities following the failed coup attempt in Turkey.

The offices of the left-wing pro-autonomy HDP, who also condemned the attempted military coup against the Turkish government, were attacked in Malatya, Osmaniye and Iskenderun during demonstrations by pro-government people.

The offices in Malatya and Osmaniye were stoned and then broken into, with the attackers breaking tables and chairs. In Iskenderun attackers fired live rounds at the office, breaking windows.

There are fears that groups shouting religious slogans and carrying Turkish flags, who have already lynched, beheaded and tortured putschist soldiers in Istanbul, could further attack pro-Kurdish, Alevi and non-religious organisations and individuals. There are reports that nationalist mobs tried to enter the left-wing Gazi neighbourhood today but were repelled.

Source: ETHA