Turkish opposition leader escapes injury in gun attack

The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has escaped injury after a security team travelling ahead of his motorcade was fired upon in the country’s northeast, according to Anadolu Agency.

Interior Minister Efkan Ala confirmed that a security vehicle escorting Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu was shot at in Artvin on Thursday afternoon.

Three gendarmes were hurt in the Savsat district of the Black Sea province.

Speaking on television after the incident, Kilicdaroglu said: “No-one needs to be worried about me. I am in good condition. We got out together with my friends from the area of conflict.”

Kilicdaroglu and his delegation were transferred to a secure area by police under strict security measures.