Turkish author Ergün Poyraz was attacked by a mob in front of his house in the western province of Aydın, local media reported late on Monday.

Poyraz is known for his controversial books on Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Gülen movement.

The author lost consciousness after being beaten by the assailants, who left the scene immediately after the attack. He also sustained injuries to his head and body, was later taken to a hospital in Söke.