Turkish opposition accuses government of irresponsibility

The leader of the Turkish Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu accused the government of being irresponsible, Turkish TRT Haber TV channel reported March 14.

The government knew that a terror attack is expected in Turkey, but did not take any measures, according to him.

All political parties in Turkey must work together in combating terrorism, said Kilicdaroglu.

“The fight against terrorism is a responsibility not only for the ruling Justice and Development Party,” added the leader of the opposition.

Kilicdaroglu also called the government to normalize relations with all neighboring countries.

A car bomb exploded in Ankara on March 13, near a crowded bus stop. The explosion killed as many as 37 people, 125 more got injured.

The Turkish Sozcu newspaper released the name of the female suicide bomber March 14, which may be involved in the explosion in Ankara.

The suicide bomber probably was Seher Chagla Demir, a member of the PKK terrorist organization, according to the newspaper. The Turkish authorities have not officially confirmed this information so far.

Preliminary reports said the two suicide bombers, one male and one female triggered the explosive device, while in the car.

The majority of the victims of the terrorist attack in Ankara are Turkish citizens, according to the preliminary data.

Turkey’s General Directorate of Security made an announcement March 14 that the police are looking for other 20 car bombs in the country.

The PKK terrorist organization intends to realize a series of terrorist attacks March 20 in major cities of Turkey, according to the country’s law enforcement bodies.

Source: Trend