Before Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin's statement, only two assassination attempts had been made public, Today's Zaman reported.
One occurred during a visit to the Kutahya province in 2005 when a suspect with a gun attempted to get on the prime minister's bus.
"I was going to shoot the prime minister. I am a nationalist. I am disturbed by his recent remarks. They made me angry," he allegedly said during interrogation.
The second took place in 2009 in Tekridag province, Today's Zaman said, when a suspect was caught with a gun at a security checkpoint at a rally.
Sahin's statement Thursday came after Republican People's Party Deputy Chairman Muharrem Ince asked about recent assassination attempts.
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