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Shoe thrown at Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan


A man threw his shoe at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Seville, Spain, on Monday evening.

The 20-year-old protester shouted "Viva Kurdistan" as he made the attack, although he missed his target as his shoe hit Mr Erdogan's bodyguard.

The attacker was taken into custody and Turkey's state-owned Anatolian news agency reported that the man was heavily intoxicated.


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