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İsmail Saymaz - ISTANBUL / Radikal

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A picture posted on the internet social network site Facebook on January 15, 2013 allegedly shows Turkish Mihraç Ural, 57, holding map of the Latakia province as he gives instructions to gunmen at an undisclosed location in Syria's northern Latakia province. AFP PHOTO / FACEBOOK

A picture posted on the internet social network site Facebook on January 15, 2013 allegedly shows Turkish Mihraç Ural, 57, holding map of the Latakia province as he gives instructions to gunmen at an undisclosed location in Syria's northern Latakia province. AFP PHOTO / FACEBOOK

Former leader of the organization that was accused of the recent twin blasts that killed over 50 people in Reyhanlı, denied all accusations and claimed the incident was Israel’s work, according to daily Radikal.

Mihraç Ural, member and former leader of “Acilciler,” or the Hasty Ones, claimed the incident was similar to previous acts of Israel, and denied any connections to his organization.

“Acilciler hasn’t been around for two decades, and has not committed any military acts for the past 30 years,” Ural told daily Radikal. “How can you bring such a group into such a complicated act?”

Ural said such an act could have been made by those “wishing to alter all balances in the Middle East, and to pin the Syrian and Turkish people against each other.”

“Israel has an interest in this, since the Syrian army’s recent gains show that Bashar al-Assad is here to stay,” Ural said.

Several reports have claimed that Acilciler, cooperating with Mukhabarat, the Syrian secret police, are responsible of the attack that killed 51 people in Reyhanlı. Forty-one of the victims have been identified, including 36 Turkish citizens.

Turkish authorities have blamed the supporters of President Bashar al-Assad for the blasts, but Syria speedily denied the accusations.

May/14/2013

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Ken Alden

5/16/2013 8:18:41 AM

@Not Here, It's o.k. to give up on Santa Claus and Boogie Man bupt please do not give up on easterbunny, Please...O.K.?

Not Here

5/15/2013 5:27:49 PM

Oh brother!!.. Amazing comments. So many conspiracies. The fact of the matter is.. This Syrian ethnic war has claimed the lives of over 70,000 humans and this cancer is continuing to spread to Turkey. The other Turkish civilian casualties may have been an accident, but this surely was not. I think Israel has better things to do and more important things to worry about. But.. I could be wrong. I have been wrong in the past. I used to believe in Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, and the boogie man.

Ken Alden

5/15/2013 4:32:14 PM

At hight of US actions in Iraq, Mossad hot a contract to train KARG Internal security people and wound up also training PKA, that set-off present Turkish-Israeli rift. At that time. a number of Kurdish operatives vere recruited and moved to Israel and are there now, as was recently claimed by an israeli official. This gives credence to Mr. Ural's statement that it may be an Israli Plot, as has been seeking an Muslim countries cover to get involved into Syrian conflict, to take out Suyrian Units

Rorschach ~

5/14/2013 7:58:57 PM

And apparently Israel is also responsible for the 1999 earthquake, the Armenian Genocide, teen pregnancies, boy bands, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and the Bermuda Triangle.

ilker avni

5/14/2013 7:41:19 PM

Iran and its proxy Hezbollah are the main suspects,remember Iran warned Erdogan not to cross paths with Iran,several Iranian generals threatened Turkey,The Grand Leader gave orders for the expansion of conflict to include Turkey.They is no love lost between Iran and Turkey.Iran and Turkey are at odds in Syria and Iraq,only nation not to have terroists plots is Iran,while all around her borders they are terroists..

K M

5/14/2013 7:33:18 PM

Hey, Blue, was the recent bombing of Kurdish civilians also not an accident?

Blue Dotterel

5/14/2013 6:26:54 PM

@not here, Israel has attempted to create false flags in the past. Remember the USS Liberty? It was an Israeli air/sea attack on a US warship that killed 34 crew members and wounded 171. It was hardly an accident. Killing 51 Turks to create a false flag to push Turkey into war with Syria would be right within the limited morality of Israeli intelligence.

mara mcglothin

5/14/2013 4:53:20 PM

NOT HERE We knew this would happen eventually, because all the evil in the World is perpetrated by Jews with the help of their "lap poodle" America. Like we don't have better things to do. How pathetic.

Rimon Tree

5/14/2013 4:03:10 PM

That will be a lovely topic for BB! Hope he will pick it up! Islamists at the height of their fogged perception! LOL!

Erdogan Erdogan

5/14/2013 2:48:00 PM

How Convenient to blame Israel I wonder what the Muslems would do If there will not be ISRAEL.... 99% of the Muslems Killing are being mad by Muslems but 99% of the hate is to Isreal. I am sure that the Turkish Jet that crash is the work of Israel too...
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