Ankara attack: Turkey blames Kurd militants for bombing

Davutoglu said the attack was clear evidence that the YPG, a Syrian Kurdish militia that has been supported by the US


Reuters February 19, 2016
PHOTO: INP

ANKARA:


Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed a Syrian Kurdish militia fighter working with Kurdish militants inside Turkey for a suicide car bombing that killed 28 people in the capital Ankara, and he vowed retaliation in both Syria and Iraq.


A car laden with explosives detonated next to military buses as they waited at traffic lights near Turkey’s armed forces’ headquarters, in Ankara late on Wednesday.


Davutoglu said the attack was clear evidence that the YPG, a Syrian Kurdish militia that has been supported by the US in the fight against Islamic State in northern Syria, was a terrorist organisation and that Turkey, a NATO member, expected cooperation from its allies in combating the group.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 19th, 2016.

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