Gaziantep bomb the result of Turkey’s anti-Damascus stance: Iranian official
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey’s support for opposition militants in Syria might have come back to bite it in the form of a massive bomb on Aug. 20 that killed nine and injured 68 in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, according to a senior Iranian parliamentarian.
“Perhaps the support of Turkey has not just been causing the deaths of innocent people in Syria but has also been endangering its own security,” Hussein Nakavi, a spokesman for an Iranian national security and foreign policy commission, told ICANA news agency. “Turkey is experiencing internal crises now. Ankara has to try to solve its own internal affairs instead of interfering and giving hostile statements to Syria.”
Nakavi also alleged that Turkey was supporting terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda in Syria.
The official has taken aim at Turkey before, alleging that the June 22 crash of a Turkish warplane off the coast of Syria was the result of a “conspiracy” that was plotted by Ankara so as to drag NATO into a conflagration in Syria.