The terror attacks in Turkey are not separate from what is happening in Syria and Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.
In remarks made in a statement following the car bomb attack in central Kayseri province that left at least 13 soldiers dead and 55 others wounded, Erdogan offered his condolences to the families of the martyrs and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
He attributed the recent terror attacks to the regional situation and hinted at its connection with recent economic fluctuations.
“The terror attacks in Turkey are not separate from what is happening in the region, especially Syria and Iraq,” he said.
“Terror attacks target all 79 million citizens together with soldiers and police. Turkey is under the threat of attacks by terrorist groups, especially the separatist terrorist organization is trying to do its best to block Turkey’s progress,” Erdogan added.