Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Ankara bombing
AFP photoA Kurdish militant group on Feb. 19 claimed responsibility for the deadly Ankara car bomb attack, which killed at least 28 and injured 61 others.
The Turkish authorities have yet to comment on the terrorist group’s claim.
Turkish officials have announced that the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) carried out the attack.
The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) announced on its website that it carried out the attack in “retaliation” for the situation in the southeastern district of Cizre and the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The group also vowed to carry out more attacks.
TAK is regarded as a splinter group from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and has in the past claimed responsibility for a number of attacks in Turkey, including a mortar attack at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport in December 2015 that left one aircraft cleaner dead and injured another.