Istanbul (AsiaNews) - At least 8 people were
killed and 60 were injured some seriously in a car bombing close
to the Gaziantep police station at around 8pm local time
yesterday evening. The city is on the Turkish Syrian boarder.
Responsibility for the remote
controlled attack has been attributed to the Kurdish PKK
(Kurdish Workers Party considered a terrorist group by Turkey,
USA and EU) , who so far, however, have not claimed part in the
The PKK hare no
strangers to violent and bloody attacks: most bombings target
Turkish military forces and are concentrated in the south east
of the nation, which has a majority Kurdish population.
What is most shocking about this attack is that
it targets the civilian population - passersby and a child are
among the victims - the city of Gaziantep, one of the biggest I
the area, is very close to the Turkish-Syrian boarder and up
until now had been spared from attacks.
Il fatto preoccupa assai Ankara , per gli
sviluppi imprevedibili che esso puņ avere in questa zona del
Medio Oriente divenuta esplosiva.
Ankara is deeply concerned by the explosion and
maintains that Syria is arming PKK militants, who are
intensifying their ties with Syrian Kurds who control northern
announced that at least 70 thousand Syrian refugees has crossed
into Turkey and declared that they could not welcome any more
than 100 thousand for fear that the same refugees could become a
walking time bomb. Turkish authorities fear that the Syrian
conflict could spread within its own boarders.