In Turkey’s war on terror, everyone is a loser

imageAmid a widening conflict in the Kurdish south-east, another suicide attack rocks Turkey’s capital. Footage from the site of an explosion on March 13th in central Ankara, just a few hundred metres from the prime minister’s office, shows a busy bus stop—and then a blinding flash of white light and pedestrians running for cover amid a downpour of flaming debris. By the following morning the suicide attack, the second to hit Turkey’s capital in less than a month, had claimed at least 37 lives.Turkish officials quoted by Reuters said that two people took part in the bombing. At least one was said to be a female member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a Kurdish separatist group. The government has not yet confirmed such reports, though it has suggested the group’s involvement. “There are very serious, almost certain findings that point to the separatist terrorist organisation,” Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish prime minister, told reporters that evening. Read More