Armed attack on HDP building in Karlıova, Bingöl
An armed attack was carried out on the building of the HDP district association in the northern Kurdish town of Karlıova.
On Wednesday night, an armed attack was carried out on the building of the district association of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the northern Kurdish town of Karlıova in the province of Bingöl. At around two o'clock, two shots were fired at the building. The damage was noticed in the morning. Party members are protesting in front of the building, waiting for clarification. According to the Mezopotamya news agency, one person has been detained in connection with the attack.
The co-chair of the HDP district association, Yılmaz Bülbül, spoke of two shots being fired at the building and said he would press charges. Bingöl is a region where counter-guerrilla and paramilitary forces are particularly active. Attacks, threats of murder and abduction by these forces are not uncommon. Attacks like this represent not only symbolic actions, but serious death threats.
This is also proved by attacks in other regions. On 28 December 2021, the Turkish fascist Muhammed Eren Sütçü tried to carry out a massacre in the district association of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Istanbul's Bahçelievler district. He was released from prison in September. Previously, on 17 June 2021, HDP member Deniz Poyraz had been shot with six bullets by Turkish fascist Onur Gencer at the HDP headquarters in Izmir. On that day, a board meeting with about forty people was supposed to take place in the building, but was postponed at short notice. The HDP therefore spoke early on of a massacre that was set to take place there. In the meantime, it has been proven that Gencer was trained by the parastatal Turkish mercenary group SADAT in Syria. The HDP building is permanently monitored and controlled by the police. Therefore, many doubt that the heavily armed perpetrator could have acted without the support of the state.