Skip to comments.At Least 8 Killed in Southeastern Turkey Car Bombing
Posted on 08/20/2012 2:20:10 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
At least eight people were killed and dozens of others wounded Monday night in Turkey after a car exploded in the southeastern town of Gaziantep.
The car was apparently was packed with a bomb and was set off by remote control, officials said. It was situated near the Gaziantep police station when it exploded, according to Turkish media.
According to a report broadcast on NTV television, as many as 50 people were wounded in the blast.
The bombing came as people were celebrating the second of the two-day holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
No group has yet taken responsibility for the attack.
The PKK Kurdish terrorist group is active in the region, and violence is not uncommon. The battle between Turkey's government and Kurdish separatists in the country's southeastern region has recently intensified.
Earlier this month, a member of parliament himself of Kurdish descent -- was for the first time kidnapped by Kurdish rebels and held for several days. The lawmaker, Huseyin Aygun, a member of the CHP opposition party, was finally released unharmed.
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While stationed in Turkey, took a tour to that city!!!
Does the horn gobble?
İbrahim Parlak From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search İbrahim Parlak is a Kurdish man who has been accused by the United States Department of Homeland Security of being a former member of the PKK. After coming to the U.S. in 1992 and disclosing his past PKK dealings, he was admitted and granted political asylum. However, the U.S. State Department retroactively labeled PKK a "terrorist organization" in 1997. Then, he was taken into custody by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on July 29, 2004. Parlak subsequently won a writ of habeas corpus and was released from prison on June 3, 2005. The court had originally decided to deport him based on the government's case; he is currently free pending an appeal of that decision. Parlak was profiled in a 2005 cover article of The New York Times Magazine.
That was she asked!!!!
If they’re terrorists, why isn’t the State Department pushing Turkey into making major territorial concessions and their own state? That’s worked so well elsewhere!/sarc
The PKK Kurdish terrorist group is active in the region, and violence is not uncommon.Assad hired it done.