Good Party headquarters in Istanbul targeted in shooting atttack
The Istanbul provincial headquarters of the Good Party was targeted in a shooting attack this morning by unidentified individuals. A bullet hit the window of the building in the Merter district, prompting police to rush to the scene and conduct an investigation.
Ibrahim Ozkan, the deputy group leader of the Good Party at the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Council, announced the news on his social media account. He shared a photo of the bullet hole in the window and stated that investigations were ongoing.
According to the initial findings of the police, the bullet entered the cafeteria area of the building and pierced through a chair before getting lodged into it. Fortunately, nobody was hurt in the attack.
The Good Party is one of the six opposition parties that were united against the rule of President Tayyip Erdogan and challenge him with a joint candidate in the May 14 elections.
Prior to the attack, there had been a war of words between the leader of the Good Party, Meral Aksener, and Erdogan. The two engaged in a verbal sparring match following Aksener's criticisms of post-earthquake construction projects.
During a public address, President Erdogan took aim at Aksener's comments, 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 struggle with you.."
In response to Erdogan's comments, Aksener took to Twitter and said: "I saw you were very tense on your way out, Mr. Recep Bey. Drink chamomile tea in the evenings, it will do you good."