Blasts kill scores at peace rally in Turkey in sign of worsening instability – The Washington Post

Location of Yenimahalle, Ankara within Turkey.

Location of Yenimahalle, Ankara within Turkey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to the Washington Post, ISIS are believed responsible for the two explosions struck crowds in Ankara demanding an end to violence between Kurds and security forces. Some commentators are calling this ‘Turkey’s 9/11’.

Source: Blasts kill scores at peace rally in Turkey in sign of worsening instability – The Washington Post

With two million refugees, Turkey is increasingly at risk of terrorists in their midst.

I would expect the attack to trigger further escalation in the Middle East.

Thoughts?

 

2 responses

  1. Dr Alf and other commentators may be right in thinking that this was done by ISIS but it could equally have been done by President Erdogan’s Turkish secret police or by others wanting it to look like it was being done by ISIS.

    Either way we can expect more trouble with the West placed firmly on the back foot by an increasingly assertive Kremlin with behind the scenes Chinese support and pressure.

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