Terrorist Attack in Ankara

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  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

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    Explosion strikes Turkey's capital; 28 dead


    By Jason Hanna and Ham
    (CNN) An explosion hit military vehicles at an intersection in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Wednesday evening, officials said, in what the military called a terror attack.

    Twenty-eight people were killed and 61 others were injured in the blast, according to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus.

    The explosion hit three military vehicles and a private vehicle in central Ankara, near Turkish Parliament buildings, Turkey's semiofficial Anadolu news agency reported, citing Ankara Gov. Mehmet Kiliclar. The vehicles were stopped at a traffic light at the time, the military said.

    Authorities believe a bomb-laden vehicle caused the explosion, Kiliclar said, according to Anadolu.

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/17/asia/turkey-ankara-explosion/
     
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    A blast also targeted a Turkish Cultural Center in Sweden. Smells like PKK.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blast-hits-turkish-cultural-building-sweden-media-215526204.html

    They are very active in europe:



    PKK Criminal Networks and Fronts in Europe

    The PKK also has a vast European propaganda and fundraising network that includes two news agencies, four television stations, thirteen radio stations, ten newspapers, nineteen periodicals, and three publishing houses. These media organizations are scattered across Europe and range from Roj TV in Denmark to the Firat News Agency in the Netherlands.

    The PKK has enjoyed safe conduct in some European countries for quite some time. Today, these nations are beginning to understand the global effects of terrorism and the need for international cooperation, and are accordingly taking steps to ban or restrict PKK activities

    http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/pkk-criminal-networks-and-fronts-in-europe
     
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    Syrian YPG terrorists 'directly responsible' for Ankara attack, PM Davutoğlu says

    Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said on Thursday that the deadly Ankara attack was carried out by a YPG suicide bomber from Syria in collaboration with the PKK terrorist organization.

    Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Davutoğlu said that the attack was carried out by a Syrian national named Saleh Najar, who was born in Syria's Hasakah province.

    "It has been determined with certainty that this attack was carried out by members of the separatist terror organization PKK, together with a member of the YPG who infiltrated from Syria," Davutoğlu said.

    He said that Turkish security forces have detained nine people in connection with the deadly attack, which killed 28 people and injured 61, while noting that 26 of the 28 people killed in Ankara attack were soldiers.

    http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/...sponsible-for-ankara-attack-pm-davutoglu-says

    Ankara attack could be retaliation: YPG-affiliated PKK’s Cemil Bayık

    The leader of the PYD-affiliated PKK terror organization, Cemil Bayık, said on Thursday that he does not know who was behind Wednesday's car bombing in Ankara, but said the attack could be in retaliation for Turkish army's actions, according to the Kurdish Fırat news agency.

    "We don't know who did this. But it could be an act of retaliation," Cemil Bayık was quoted as saying by the Fırat news agency, which is affiliated with the PKK terrorist organization, on Thursday.

    "Probably whoever undertook the action [Ankara bombing] will explain why they did it. But it is obvious that some people's retaliation and undertaking return actions, in an environment that has a cruel war ongoing against Kurds, is an understandable situation," Bayık said.

    Bayık further added, "A new era is coming in which the guerilla [PKK] will be more active inside the cities."

    http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/...e-retaliation-ypg-affiliated-pkks-cemil-bayik

    PYD/YPG terrorists call on Westerners to join group, attack Turkey

    A YouTube video has appeared of an English-speaking man, believed to be a fighter from the Democratic Union Party's (PYD) armed wing, the People's Protection Units (YPG) – an offshoot of the PKK terrorist organization – making a call for Westerners to join the ranks of the armed group and conduct terrorist attacks against the Turkish state.

    http://www.dailysabah.com/politics/...all-on-westerners-to-join-group-attack-turkey

    What will Allies say?
     
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    Its not about what they will say but what they will do.
     
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    Carter: Attack in Turkey Strengthens Resolve in Fight Against Terrorism

    WASHINGTON, February 17, 2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter condemned a bomb attack that killed more than two dozen people and injured scores more today in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

    “On behalf of the Department of Defense, I want to pass along my deepest condolences to the families of the victims of today's bombing in Ankara,” Carter said in a written statement. “My thoughts remain with those injured in this senseless tragedy.

    “We strongly condemn this cowardly attack, which appears to have targeted buses carrying Turkish military personnel,” he continued. “We stand with our Turkish allies in the face of this horrific act, which only strengthens our resolve to deepen our ongoing cooperation in the fight against terrorism.”

    National Security Council Issues Statement

    Ned Price, spokesman for the National Security Council, released a statement saying the United States condemns the attack “in the strongest terms.”

    “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of all those who have been killed and with those injured, including members of the Turkish military,” he said. “We stand together with Turkey, a NATO ally, a strong partner, and a valued member of the counter-ISIL coalition, in the face of this attack and pledge our ongoing cooperation and support in the fight against terrorism.”

    http://www.defense.gov/News-Article...trengthens-resolve-in-fight-against-terrorism
     
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