Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up near the Turkish capital, Ankara after they were approached by police. Turkish media reports on another terrorist attack in Ankara: the terrorists of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) continue to destabilize the country.
According to the state-run Anadolu news agency, the militants, believed to be a male and female, were suspected of planning to carry out a car bomb attack. These two detonated the explosive devices after they were asked to surrender their weapons.
Ankara’s governor Erkan Topaca suggests a link to Kurdish separatists in this incident, the police found out the terrorists were hiding at a horse farm in the district of Haymana, in vicinities of Ankara. Governor said:
“The organisation they are connected to is not clear yet but according to information we have received it is highly likely that [the man] is linked to the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party).”
Alas, this attack of Kurdish militants has continued a wave of bombings across Turkey since a ceasefire broke down in 2015. President Erdogan has vowed that the PKK, which has waged a 40-year-long fight in Turkey, will be “annihilated”.
According to the current situation, there is little sign of the insurgency ending and neither side has shown a willingness to return to peace negotiations.