Car Bombing Strikes Ankara, Turkey Targets Buses Carrying Troops

At least 28 people were killed and 10 more injured in a car explosion in Ankara, local authorities said. The blast happened in close proximity to the Turkish parliament building, reportedly hitting a military dormitory

Police have arrested 14 people over the attack one day after a car bomb targeting military vehicles killed at least 28 people in Ankara, Turkey’s. Turkish leaders say the attacker was a Syrian man with links to Kurdish militants in both Turkey and Syria, but a militia leader denies any involvement.

More than 60 people were injured in the blast, which detonated near a military headquarters and Turkey’s parliament building.

Hurriyet Daily News two Kurdish groups — the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey have said they’re not responsible for the Ankara bombing, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the report, claiming the international community doesn’t realize that the two groups are closely linked.

Classification of the groups are also part of a broader disagreement between the U.S. and Turkey

“The U.S. has refused to name the PYD a terrorist group as it is cooperating with the group in fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria. The stance against the PYD has become a major bone of contention between allies U.S. and Turkey.”

— Hurriyet Daily News




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