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Turkey: Davutoglu blames deadly Ankara attack on YPG 01:40

Turkey: Davutoglu blames deadly Ankara attack on YPG

Turkey, Ankara
February 18, 2016 at 13:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spoke to press in Ankara, Thursday, during a condolence visit to Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar the day after a deadly blast that rocked the Turkish capital,killing at least 28.

Davutoglu claimed that the attack "was carried out by members of a terrorist organization inside Turkey together with a YPG member" who was, according to him, "Salih Neccar, born in 1992 in Amuda, northern Syria," which "reveals a direct connection of the attack with the YPG.”

Turkish Pirme Minister went on to say that "YPG showed once again that it is the enemy of Turkey, along with the PKK," and warned "those who directly or indirectly back an organization that is the enemy of Turkey" that they might lose "the title of being a friend of Turkey."

Turkey has been hit by a series of attacks in recent months, including a suicide bomb claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) that killed 10 people in Istanbul last month. Ankara is also currently engaged in a military operation against the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) in the country's southeast and on the border with neighbouring Syria.

Turkey: Davutoglu blames deadly Ankara attack on YPG 01:40
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu spoke to press in Ankara, Thursday, during a condolence visit to Chief of General Staff General Hulusi Akar the day after a deadly blast that rocked the Turkish capital,killing at least 28.

Davutoglu claimed that the attack "was carried out by members of a terrorist organization inside Turkey together with a YPG member" who was, according to him, "Salih Neccar, born in 1992 in Amuda, northern Syria," which "reveals a direct connection of the attack with the YPG.”

Turkish Pirme Minister went on to say that "YPG showed once again that it is the enemy of Turkey, along with the PKK," and warned "those who directly or indirectly back an organization that is the enemy of Turkey" that they might lose "the title of being a friend of Turkey."

Turkey has been hit by a series of attacks in recent months, including a suicide bomb claimed by the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) that killed 10 people in Istanbul last month. Ankara is also currently engaged in a military operation against the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) in the country's southeast and on the border with neighbouring Syria.

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