AFSV Message of Condolences and Condemnation of the Attack Against Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Chairman of Turkey’s Republican People’s Party

August 25, 2016– We were saddened by the news of an attack on Mr. Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of Turkey’s Republican People’s Party (CHP) that resulted in the death of a soldier and the wounding of two others.

As the leader of a political party with strong historical roots, Mr. Kilicdaroglu helped prevent further polarization of Turkish society by his judicious stances in difficult times. We condemn the attack against him in the strongest terms and wish him well

We send our condolences to the family of the lost soldier and Turkish people, and wish for the quick recovery of the wounded.

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The Alliance for Shared Values (AFSV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as a voice for dialogue organizations affiliated with Hizmet, a civil society movement inspired by prominent preacher and peace advocate Fethullah Gülen. Based in New York, the Alliance strives to promote peace and to eliminate prejudice and discrimination against any ethnic, cultural and religious community. To learn more about the Alliance please visit

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