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Founding member of Turkish opposition party assaulted

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Metin Bozkurt, one of the founding members of the İyi (Good) Party, was attacked by a group of eight unidentified individuals in İstanbul, the Cumhuriyet daily reported on Thursday.

He is being treated at a local hospital. A picture of him taken after the incident shows significant injuries, including to his face.

The attack was captured by surveillance cameras in the parking lot where it took place.

A number of Turkish journalists and main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu were also the targets of physical attacks in the first half of the year.

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