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Twin car bombs have killed 40 people and injured 100 in the Turkish town of Reyhanli, near the Syrian border.
Interior Minister Muammer Guler told Turkey's NTV the bombs had gone off near the town hall and post office. Video showed injured people being carried to safety amid shattered buildings and twisted wrecks of cars. No group has said it had carried out the attack, but a top member of the Turkish government suggested Syrian involvement. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote We stand with the people of Turkey” William Hague UK foreign secretary "Our thoughts are that their Mukhabarat [the Syrian intelligence agency] and armed organisations are the usual suspects in planning and the carrying out of such devilish plans," Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said.
Officially Turkey is at a war against the Taliban government in Afghanistan as a NATO country and as a country who has soldiers in Afghanistan. Beside that, Turkish government claims that Syrian Government is not legal and Turkey is supporting the militias against Syria. Turkey has no diplomatic relations with Armenia and Cyprus. Turkey is the only one country who recognizes the de-facto state Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and it does not recognize Republic of Cyprus. With Greece, Turkey has problems about the sea border on Aegean Sea.
Originally posted by DaTroof
Tragic loss in a dire situation.
A few moments of silence for the deceased. Turn off your iPods or your TVs for a moment.
I really hope this does not escalate, but I'm afraid the tenacity and arsenal of everyone involved makes that nigh impossible. It sickens me what is done to perpetuate war. Bloodthirsty greedy criminals get away with resource theft and instigating social chaos that just further radicalizes groups with arms.edit on 11-5-2013 by DaTroof because: (no reason given)
The bomb blast occurred at 19:45 in local time. Bombs that were exploded through remote-control system were planted in a low truck near Karşıyaka police station in Şehitkamil district that is one of the most crowded areas of the city. The police station was the target of the attack. As a result of the explosion, two public buses caught fire, increasing the casulties. Many other cars parked on the street and shops were also badly damaged by the blast.
Although there was no claim of responsibility, the bombs were believed by Turkish officials to be planted by PKK. However, on 21 August 2012, Fırat News announced that PKK had denied responsibility for the attack and claimed that another Kurdish group, the TAK was responsible for the attack. On 21 August, four people were detained in Şanlıurfa and brought to Gaziantep for questioning. Turkey also investigated whether any countries, such as Iran, were involved in the attack as well.[16
Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said Monday that death toll rose to 13 in the car bombing near Turkey's southern border gate Cilvegozu in Hatay province. Guler told reporters that three of the victims were Turkish citizens and 10 were Syrians, adding that 28 others were wounded, and nine of them were Turks. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "this incident shows the accuracy of our approach and our commitment to both the issue of terrorism and the situation in Syria," adding that "I want to make it clear that we will not make the slightest compromise in our determination in both cases." Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said the explosion occurred in a car that came from Syria but had not yet entered Turkey, in the buffer zone where humanitarian aid for Syrians is processed.
Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay said the investigation into the perpetrators of the bombings is about to the completed, adding that they have links with al-Mukhabarat, Syrian's regimes intelligence agency. "The organization responsible for the attacks and those behind it are clear to a great extent. Their license plates have been detected. The henious incident is not related to Syrian refugees or the Syrian opposition," he said.
If Assad is to blame then it is NATOs obligation to set up a no-fly zone and possibly bomb the Assad regime into the upper atmosphere.
Actually it's NATOs "duty" to do that.
It was a rare meeting under Article 4 of the NATO charter which provides for consultations when one member feels its territorial integrity, political independence or security is under threat.
Originally posted by all2human
reply to post by canucks555
A country that supports terrorism shouldn't complain if it is the victom of it,and that goes for every one!,now go to your room.edit on 11-5-2013 by all2human because: (no reason given)