Senior functionaries of the ruling Turkish party of justice and development became the victims of the attacks. Authorities have blamed on the Kurdistan workers ‘ party, a recognized terrorist group.
Vice-President office of the ruling party in the province of Diyarbakir Fariz Mechan died shortly after it opened fire near the house. His colleague from the province of van Aydin Ahi was killed on the spot.
The Turkish authorities strongly condemned the murder of party functionaries. As stated by the Turkish Minister for EU Affairs ömer çelik, the terrorists were targeting the political leadership of the country.
Hostilities between Kurdish separatists and Turkey have resumed in 2015, against the involvement of Kurdish militias fighting in Syria and Iraq. They claimed the lives of 10.000 1.200 Kurds and Turks.
The Turkish army uses against the separatists armored vehicles and air force, the separatists carried out the attacks.