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Turkish opposition journalist hospitalized following attack

AP  |  Ankara 

A critical of and its nationalist allies has been hospitalised after being attacked outside his home.

The Yenicag newspaper says Saturday that was beaten up by about five or six people with baseball bats after appearing on a TV show

The reason for the attack was not known but it comes amid tensions over the top electoral authority's decision to cancel the results of the March 31 for Istanbul, which was won by the opposition, and order a revote to take place June 23.

says the vote was marred by fraud but the opposition says the electoral board was pressured by the government, which desperately wants to hold on to power in Turkey's largest city.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 14:40 IST