Turkey mourns again after 14 soldiers die in car bomb blast

Turkey mourns again after 14 soldiers die in car bomb blast
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied
ADVERTISEMENT

Ultra-nationalist protesters have rallied in Kayseri in central Turkey, hours after a huge car bomb attack killed 14 soliders in the city.

Gathering outside the regional governor’s office, demonstrators called for revenge.

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers Party, of carrying out the strike, which also wounded 56 other people – several seriously.

Later Turkey’s top military brass, along with families of the dead soldiers, held a ceremony at Kayseri airport.

Seven people have been detained and five are being sought in connection with Saturday’s blast which had targeted a bus the military personnel were on.

The explosion comes only a week after a twin bombing in Istanbul at a football stadium killed more than 30 police officers.

It is also sure to raise security fears inside the country following a string of attacks blamed on both Kurdish separatists and ISIL.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Turkey blames PKK for deadly car bomb attack in Kayseri

Many dead and wounded in Turkish bus blast

Nine workers at a gold mine missing in Turkey after a landslide