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A bomb was detonated by two attackers outside a government facility in Ankara, Turkey, shortly before the country’s Parliament was slated to reconvene after a summer break. Turkish officials have labeled this act a terrorist attack.
A Terrorist attack in Turkey carried out by Two terrorists outside the ministry buildings in Ankara. According to officials, one terrorist detonated a suicide vest while another was "neutralized" by authorities. Additional info here: https://t.co/Qxmtjxdo0E pic.twitter.com/MpgpXI7QEp— Real News No Bullshit (@NewsNotBs) October 1, 2023
Turkish Internal Affairs Minister Ali Yerlikaya described the incident, explaining that two individuals approached the building in a “light commercial vehicle” and executed the bombing. “One of the terrorists blew himself up and the other terrorist was neutralized,” stated Yerlikaya.
During the incident, two police officers, Alim Reis Demirel and Erkan Karataş, sustained injuries, although they were not life-threatening. Their recovery is reportedly ongoing.
In light of these events, Yılmaz Tunç, the Turkish Minister of Justice, announced a thorough investigation into the incident. He emphasized that the probe will explore “all its aspects” and will be overseen by the Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor associated with the case.