Avisen Hurriyet kan fortelle at politiet har identifisert de to selvmordsbomberne i Ankara lørdag. Den ene er broren til selvmordsbomberen i Suruc i juli der 33 ble drept.
Foto: Suruc-bomberen, Abdurrahman Alagoz, tyrker i IS’ tjeneste. Hans identitet ble kjent temmelig kvikt.
Tyrkisk politi har vært på jakt etter broren, vel vitende om at han kunne være en potensiell selvmordsbmber han også. Likevel kunne han komme til Ankara og oppsøke en demonstrasjon full av kurdere og fredsaktivister, uten å bli oppdaget.
Turkey has reportedly identified the two suicide bombers who killed at least 97 people at a peace rally in Ankara. One of them has been named as Yunus Emre Alagoz, the missing brother of the man who who attacked a cultural centre in Suruc, at the border with Syria, on 20 July, killing 32 young socialists and aid volunteers.
Hurriyet News reported that Alagoz arrived in Ankara along with the second suspect, Omer Deniz Dundar, from the southeastern province of Gaziantep in separate vehicles. The pair, who are believed to have links to Islamic State (Isis), were identified by Turkish police by using DNA from the blast.
Likevel hadde president Recep Tayyip Erdogan i dag den frekkhet å besøke åstedet for massakren, legge ned blomster, og hans statsminister påsto at PKK var mistenkt.
Det er å gi fingeren til kurderne, og slik blir det oppfattet. Erdogan vet hva han gjør. Det er med overlegg.
Turkey’s premier suggested Wednesday that Kurdish separatists played a major role in the country’s worst terrorist attack even as Islamic State remained a main suspect, an allegation that critics and experts dismissed as a political tactic amid mounting tensions before critical elections.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu also criticized the U.S. for what he said was supporting Syrian Kurdish militants, potentially complicating relations between the NATO allies.
Hvorfor skulle PKK bombe sine egne? Det gir ikke Davutogolu noen forklaring på. Da har han vel tunge bevis? Nei, nesten ingen, bare vage antydninger.
Mr. Davutoglu offered vague details on potential links with the attacks, but no direct evidence of a connection between the groups or their involvement.
Erdogan velger konfrontasjon og konflikt fremfor sannheten, selv i en så alvorig sak som terrorbombene som kan ha krevd liv. Han og statsministerens uttalelser kan bare tjene til å provosere kurderne.
Available information point to an Islamic State-linked Turkish group from Adiyaman, which officials have blamed for two deadly bombings since June, analysts said. Like the Ankara assault, those attacks targeted Kurds and leftist organizations, both of which strongly support PKK’s Syrian affiliate in its fight against Islamist jihadists.
“Open source evidence points to absolutely no link between the Adiyaman cell and the PKK. In fact they are enemies,” said Aaron Stein, a nonresident fellow focusing on security matters at Atlantic Council, a think tank. “The government’s efforts to try and draw a link to the PKK is for domestic political consumption and tied to a political strategy designed to lessen the appeal of the HDP.”
På toppen av det hele har en domstol nedlagt forbud mot at pressen dekker etterforskningen av Ankara-bombene.
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The source said the attack was similar to Suruc and the signs pointed to Isil. «This attack was in the style of Suruc and all the signs are that it was a copy of that attack … the signs point to Isil.»
«All signs indicate that the attack may have been carried out by Isil. We are completely focused on Isil,» the second source told Reuters.
Since the Suruc attack, relations between the Turkish state and Kurds has come under greater strain. After Abdurrahman Alagoz’s attack, Kurdish guerrilla group, Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), killed two police officers as revenge, they said, for the bombing by Alagoz.
«A punitive action was carried out… in revenge for the massacre in Suruc,» the People’s Defence Forces (HPG) said.
If the latest attack turns out to be work of Alagoz’s elder brother, it would be seen as a major security lapse, as he is widely believed to have been on the security services’ radar because of fears he would launch a similar terror attack.