Turkey has arrested nine people, including a member of the ruling AK Party, after the country's main opposition leader was punched and his vehicle was stoned at a soldier's funeral at the weekend, the interior minister said on Monday.
A video from Sunday's attack went viral and sparked outrage on social media, with the hashtag #KilicdarogluYalnizDegildir ("Kilicdaroglu is not alone") becoming a trending topic.
A man punches Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party, during the funeral of a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels at Iraq border, outside Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, April 21, 201.
He told a crowd of 1,000 supporters from the top of a bus: 'The assailants have no respect for the martyr (dead soldier).
A party official said: 'Kilicdaroglu is at the CHP headquarters right now. "They are not genuine Muslims".
The CHP's provincial heads in 81 cities plan a simultaneous statement about the "heinous attack" on Kilicdaroglu, the party said.
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Following the attack Ankara governor's office said legal action has been launched against the culprits.
Ankara's chief prosecutor, Yuksel Kocaman, said six attackers were identified and investigators are looking into whether the incident is terrorism related, according to state-run news agency Anadolu.
The CHP last month won mayors' offices in Ankara and Istanbul in local elections in a setback for the ruling party of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
After carrying out a limited recount, the Turkish election commission granted the mayorship of Istanbul, Erdogan's hometown, to the CHP's Ekrem Imamoglu.
Omer Celik, spokesman of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party, said in a tweet: "The AK Party is against all forms of violence".
The CHP held Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu responsible for "provocation" after he said a year ago he had ordered governors not to allow CHP members to join soldiers' funerals.