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The chairman of the Turkish Renewal Party, Öztürk Yilmaz, was wounded in the leg in an attack with a knife by an unknown person at the headquarters of the party in the Çankaya district of Ankara, Anadolu Agency reported, quoted by BTA.

The media added that the injured politician was taken to hospital, and according to the medical team, his condition is good.

Ankara police have launched an investigation to capture the assailant, who fled the scene.

52-year-old Öztürk Yilmaz is a member of the Turkish parliament, and previously worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was Turkey's consul general in the Iraqi city of Mosul.

According to representatives of the party, it is not excluded that the attack is related to the intention of Yilmaz to appear in the presidential elections, which are planned for June next year.

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