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Suspect remanded for killing Turkey's AK Party member

Anadolu Agency TÜRKIYE
Published June 17,2018

A suspect has been remanded in custody over the killing of a relative of Justice and Development (AK) Party lawmaker during election campaigning in southeastern Turkey, according to a judicial source on Sunday.

On Thursday, armed men attacked AK Party members, including MP İbrahim Halil Yıldız in Şanlıurfa's Suruç district, leaving four people dead and eight injured.

Although Yıldız survived the attack with no injuries, his older brother Mehmet Ali Yıldız died after succumbing to his wounds at a hospital.

According to the Şanlıurfa Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, security cameras and statements of eyewitnesses identified Fadıl Şenyaşar as the suspect involved in killing Yıldız.

Fadıl Şenyaşar, who was injured during the incident, was arrested after he was given treatment at the Suruç State Hospital on Saturday night.

Earlier on Saturday, at least 19 suspects, including an opposition Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) candidate for parliament, were arrested in connection with an armed attack on AK Party members in southeastern Turkey.