According to Turkish media reports, an explosive device was found at the site of the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's speech in southern Turkey.

Iran PressAsia: An explosive device was found under a police car securing a rally held for Erdoğan in the southeastern city of Siirt.

The device was found only moments prior to the start of the rally, Turkish media reported.

After the device was found, it was dismantled and defused by a Turkish police bomb disposal team, according to Turkish news outlet KARAR.

Forensic investigators scanned the explosive device and police vehicle for fingerprints and an investigation to find the perpetrator has reportedly begun.

The news comes as the situation in Turkey has been tense in recent days due to the economic crisis caused by the fall in the value of the country's national currency relative to the dollar.

Lear has lost 44% of its value against the dollar in the past year, and Erdogan has changed the central bank governor three times in the last two years alone.


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