Attacks on political parties during the election 2015
Attacks to the political party headquarters have been escalated especially during the election period. And most of them were towards the pro-Kurdish party HDP. The party witnessed 165 attacks only in nine months before and after the previous election on June.
A twitter user, YoldasKotov, formed a Google map to follow these attacks starting from 2014.
Efe Kerem Sözeri, formed another map, showing the attacks towards all political parties between February and May before the elections on June 2015.
I want to add two interactive charts to have a better understanding of these maps. Besides I will also share a map, additionally to the previous ones, that divides each city according to the attacked parties. Check the visualisation below and change the tabs to see other analysis. You can also use filters to interact with the data.
In this period of four month, 80% of the attacks were towards to the pro-Kurdish party HDP. We see that attacks accumulate in Istanbul in which HDP witnessed 21 attacks where MHP had 5 and CHP & AKP had 3 attacks. These attacks mostly were against the polls, headquarters and party officials. The type of attacks were mostly either by attacking with stones or pounding.
Note: Don't forget to switch between tabs to see (1) Map (2) Attacked Places&Persons and (3) Attack Types.