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The leader of the Turkish Innovation Party (Yenilik) and deputy Ozturk Yilmaz was injured in an attack by an unknown man with a knife, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the NTV channel.

The unknown man came to the party office in Ankara to meet Yilmaz, but unexpectedly stabbed him twice in the right leg. The politician was hospitalized and the attacker is being sought.

According to the channel, Yilmaz previously held several positions in the Turkish embassies in Brazil, Kyrgyzstan, in the representation to the EU. In 2014, Yilmaz, who was then head of the Turkish Consulate General in Mosul, was kidnapped by Islamic State militants and held hostage for 101 days.

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