Shoe Thrown At Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (VIDEO)

04/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has survived an attack from the 21st century citizen's weapon of choice - the shoe.

The Prime Minister had been in Seville, Spain on Monday evening when the attack happened. The shoe missed its intended target and hit a bodyguard.

The 20-year-old assailant was swiftly detained. According to reports, the man was of Syrian descent and was shouting "Viva Kurdistan" as he carried out the attack. Turkey's state-owned Anatolian news agency reported he was heavily intoxicated.

The attack comes just days after Turkey was forced to arrest 50 military commanders in what most believe was a coup plot.

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