Turkey suicide bombing live: PKK claims responsibility, says report

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has accepted responsibility for the suicide bombing in the capital Ankara on Sunday, according to news website close to the group.
Two police officers have been injured in a suicide bombing in front of the Interior Ministry, according to the country’s interior minister. Their wounds are not life-threatening.What is the PKK movement?
The PKK, a designated “terrorist” group in Turkey, the European Union, and the United States, took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984.
The goal of the PKK has been to create an independent socialist Kurdish state in a territory which it claims as Kurdistan – an area that includes parts of southeast Turkey.
The conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK has killed tens of thousands of people, with the PKK and its offshoots carrying out numerous attacks on military, security forces and civilians; and Turkey conducting operations in southeastern parts of the country with the aim of forcing the PKK out.
Turkey was hit by a string of deadly bombings between 2015 and 2017, some by ISIL (ISIS), and others by Kurdish fighters who seek increased autonomy or independence.
Following those attacks, which left more than 500 civilians and security personnel dead, Turkey launched cross-border military operations into Syria and northern Iraq against Kurdish fighters, while also cracking down on Kurdish politicians, journalists and activists at home.Interior minister hails police for stopping further explosions
Turkey’s interior minister credited police officers with preventing the second attacker from detonating explosives in Ankara.

Moreover, the minister, Ali Yerlikaya, called on people to delete pictures of the attack from social media and said police investigations into suspected offenders have already been launched.Kurdish armed group PKK claims responsibility
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), outlawed by Turkey and its Western allies, claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing in Ankara.

“A sacrificial action was carried out against the Turkish Interior Ministry by a team from our Immortal Brigade,” the PKK told the Firat News Agency (ANF), which is close to the Kurdish movement.‘NATO stands with Turkey’
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has strongly condemned the attack in Ankara.

“NATO stands in solidarity with Turkey in the fight against terrorism,” Stoltenberg said in a post on X, wishing injured police officers a fast and full recovery.

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