A protester was detained on Friday after a group threw eggs at the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu at the funeral ceremony of a Turkish soldier in Ankara.
The incident took place at Kocatepe Mosque following the funeral ceremony held for sergeants Erhan Yıldırım and Özgür Kara killed on Thursday by PKK terrorists in clashes in Turkey's southeast. Yıldırım was killed in Nusaybin district of Mardin province when a bomb planted on the road was detonated by terrorists during the soldiers' passage, while Kara was killed in Gürpınar district of Van province during an operation launched against PKK terrorists.
One egg hit one of Kılıçdaroğlu's guards, also splashing to Kılıçdaroğlu.
Speaking right after the incident, CHP leader said that it is every citizen's duty to look after martyrs, and claimed that the protesters were "brought" to ceremony, without elaborating. "No one can prevent me from going to martyrs' funerals. We stand by our country, martyrs until the end" he said.
The CHP has been subject of criticism with allegations of some of its deputies having a pro-PKK stance and the party's reluctant attitude towards lifting MP immunities. However, the CHP has pursued a very vocal opposition against the reconciliation process initiated by the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party governments, mainly for including indirect talks with the PKK, proposing a parliamentary initiative instead.
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