Nationalist party blames Turkish foreign policy for Ankara attack
Police use water cannon to disperse a crowd in Turkey's Batman, including HDP deputies, who protest the attack in Batman. DHA photoDevlet Bahçeli, head of Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), blamed Turkey’s foreign policy, while commenting on the bomb attack in Ankara, which claimed at least 95 lives, on Oct. 10.
"Turkey has been paying the price of the sympathetic and warm approach to terror and biased and non-national approach in foreign policy. Both President [Recep Tayyip]Erdoğan and PM [Ahmet]Davutoğlu should immediately demonstrate the necessary will to reconstruct the national security."
"As a similar bombing reminding of the atrocious attack in Suruç has erupted in Ankara and they were dragging feet against potential provocations, a new disaster has been invited," he said in a statement, referring to a July 20 attack in the southeastern district of Suruç, which claimed 33 people lives.
"The important issue to interrogate is the irresponsibility and negligence, as the suicide bombers have taken the risk to enter our capital and still our security and intelligence institutions had no information," Bahçeli said.