AK Party mayor pulls out gun during altercation with local chairman

A mayor for Turkey’s leading Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey’s southeastern town of Birecik on Wednesday pulled out a gun following an argument that turned physical with the party’s local chairman over his resignation, independent news site T24  reported.

Birecik Mayor Faruk Pınarbaşı and the town’s AKP Chairman Mehmet Özbakan had a verbal altercation during a religious function in Birecik, involving Pınarbaşı’s demand that Özbakan resign from his post, T24 said.


The fight between the two AKP members were captured on camera, during which Pınarbaşı, who is in his second term as mayor of the town, is seen pulling out a gun and physically assaulting Özbakan and others.