Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chairman Devlet Bahceli (L) casts his ballot for the election of the parliamentary speaker, at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, on June 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN
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A Turkish opposition leader sparked fury Wednesday by saying a mistaken attack on Korean tourists by anti-Chinese protesters was understandable, given that both peoples have "slitty eyes".The comments by Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) chief Devlet Bahceli were particularly sensitive at a time when his party is seen as a possible partner for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in a government coalition after June 7 elections.Over the last week, hundreds of Turkish nationalists across the country have protested China's alleged restrictions on Muslim Uighurs worshiping and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.A popular Chinese restaurant in Istanbul was attacked last week and had its windows smashed by a group protesters who did not realize it was Turkish-owned and that its chef was an ethnic Uighur.
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