AA: It was stray bullets that hit the offices of Good Party
Turkish state news agency claimed on Friday that a case concerning an armed attack against opposition Good Party late Thursday was solved as it has allegedly been found out that it wasn't actually an armed attack at all, but the bullets which hit the party's offices in Istanbul were fired by a private guard who had taken action against burglars.
Turkish interior minister Suleyman Soylu announced around the same time that a suspect was captured.
In a tweet, he said:
"Turkish police always capture. The perpetrator in the case of the attack that targeted Good Party's Istanbul offices has been captured. Those who are required to act with responsibility should be careful when they are voicing accusations. Our duty is capturing. Have confidence in your state and police. Otherwise you'll be ashamed."
Good Party leader Meral Aksener had addressed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the incident saying, "I'm not afraid of you," and accused Erdogan of inciting violence against her and Good Party.
Erdogan had targeted Aksener two days earlier during a live broadcast in government media saying:
"If we say we will do something, we will do it, Mrs. Meral. Be careful with our name. My name is Tayyip and my surname is Erdogan. Pay attention to this. When you speak, speak accordingly. Don't make me deal with you."
As AA claimed almost 24 hours after the incident that it was stray bullets that hit Good Party's offices, A Twitter user asked: "What did the private guard wait for to show up?"
Another user said:
"They solved it so fast. I hope they don't have the perpetrator say he is a supporter of HDP [pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party]."