As described by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the attack outside the police headquarters in Turkey was a certified act of terrorism.
A Certified Act Of Terrorism
A certified act of terrorism where a suicide attacker blew himself up outside Turkey’s Police headquarters in Ankara. This certified act of terrorism injured two police officers.
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for the certified act of terrorism, stating that it was a warning to the Turkish government over its military operations against the group in Syria and Iraq. The certified act of terrorism occurred just hours before the Turkish parliament was due to reconvene after the summer recess.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan went ahead with the parliamentary session, describing the attack as a certified act of terrorism. The certified act of terrorism marks the first such incident in the Turkish capital since 2016.
According to a published article by Al-Monitor, Turkish authorities have launched a large-scale investigation into the certified act of terrorism, and social media users have been urged to delete videos of the incident. The US Embassy in Ankara condemned the certified act of terrorism and issued a security alert for US citizens in the area.
Airstrikes Were Launched
In a published article by Al-Jazeera, Turkey has launched airstrikes on Kurdish targets in northern Iraq in response to a suicide attack in the capital city of Ankara.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attack and reaffirmed that those who threaten Turkey’s peace and security will not succeed.