Turkish president pinned on Thursday the responsibility for Ankara bombing on a “terror collective” comprising the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, Turkish and Syrian Kurds and the Syrian intelligence service. Speaking at a trades’ union conference in Ankara.
Over 100 people were killed when two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the capital’s central train station on October 10, and Turkish authorities have said the Daesh jihadist group is the “number one suspect” for the attack.
Turkish government confirmed that one of the suicide bombers was ‘Yunus Emre Alagoz’, brother of the man suspected of a similar attack in Suruc that killed 34 people in July.
Syria has four intelligence agencies, two of which incorporate the name al-Mukhabarat — the Military Intelligence Service and the Air Force Intelligence Directorate. The latter, despite its name, is tasked with the most sensitive domestic and overseas operations and is closest to the Assad regime.
The Ankara attack was the deadliest in modern Turkish history. It came as the country prepared for a general election re-run on Nov. 1.