Turkish president Erdogan vows to bring terror 'to its knees'



    Turkish president Erdogan vows to bring terror 'to its knees'

    March 14, Ankara: At least 34 people have been killed in Ankara bombing, the capital of Turkey on Sunday. The explosion, in Guven Park in the Kizilay district, a key transport hub, wounded at least 125 people.

    After the attack, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to bring terrorism "to its knees." He said the suicide car bomb would serve only to strengthen the resolve of Turkey's security forces.

    Erdogan said in a statement that terror groups were targeting civilians because they were losing the battle against Turkish security forces.

    Interior Minister Efkan Ala said an investigation would conclude on Monday and those responsible would be named.

    No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but government sources are casting suspicion on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

    The Kurdish rebels have carried out a series of attacks on Turkish soil in recent months. The so-called Islamic State group has also targeted Ankara recently.

    Calling for national unity, Erdogan said Turkey would use its right to self-defence to prevent future attacks.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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