Turkish media reported on Sunday that Turkish police had thwarted the assassination attempt of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
A bomb was planted under the police car which was assigned to provide security for an event in Turkey’s southeastern province of Siirt. President Erdogan was scheduled to attend the event.
Tukish police’s bomb disposal squad dismantled and defused the bomb and forensic investigators scanned the explosive device and police vehicle for fingerprints.
A police investigation is underway to apprehend the people behind the assassination attemp, however no arrests have been made yet.
According to TRT World reports, President Erdogan later attended the event and stated in his speech that there is no place for terrorism in his country and the future of the region.
He insisted that Turkey will continue to fight inside and outside the country until terrorism is eradicated from the country.