• Istanbul bombings, December 11, 2016

    From fuattravni@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sun Dec 11 10:25:29 2016
    So, the people who have done these terrorist attacks are not the hundreds of thousands of innocent peoples Erdogan and his in AKP party locked up in prisons or fired from their jobs. Obviously Erdogan and his cronies think those innocent people they lock
    up and torture in prisons or fire from their jobs are not their enemies, the terrorists are, but Erdogan cannot know that.

    Now he is saying: “They should know that we won’t leave them unpunished.." It is all hot-air. The only people Erdogan "won’t leave unpunished" are the people who are his political opponents and criticize him and his cronies.

    Therefore, locking up hundreds of thousands of innocent people in prisons and torturing them, or firing them from their jobs are not the solution for terrorism in Turkiye. Can Erdogan understand that?? Of course not. His enemies are his political critics
    not terrorists.



    PKK offshoot TAK claims responsibility for Istanbul bombings

    By TM - December 11, 2016

    The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), on Sunday claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks that hit Istanbul on Saturday evening.

    The explosions, triggered by a car and a suicide bomber less than one minute apart, struck outside the Besiktas football team’s stadium less than two hours after a match had finished on Saturday evening. The attacks claimed the lives of 38 people and
    injured 166 others.

    TAK also claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in Adana on Nov. 24 that took the lives of two people, and another one in Diyarbakir on Nov. 4 that killed 11.

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim earlier on Sunday said the attacks were without doubt the work of the PKK.

    Speaking to reporters after visiting victims in the hospital, Yildirim said, “We have no doubt that this [terrorist attacks] is the work of the PKK.”

    In a similar statement, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said in remarks to CNN Turk: “The arrows point to the PKK. It was clearly a planned event. There will be an announcement once the investigations are over. We cannot say anything definite for

    Turkish authorities had conducted direct talks with jailed PKK chief Abdullah Öcalan for several years until a truce in effect collapsed in the summer of 2015. Since then, there have been heavy clashes between the PKK and Turkish security forces.

    More than 40,000 people, including 5,500 security force members, have been killed in four decades of fighting between the Turkish state and the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.

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