[Editor’s note: Most wars begin with a false flag attack an this has been the case for centuries, perhaps millenia. Turkey just launched a war against the Kurds of Syria and Turkey therefore when we hear that those same Kurds have been blamed for a terrible and murderous bomb attack in Turkey our suspicions are immediately raised. We don’t have any solid info that the Cizre attack was a false flag but it would not surprise us in the slightest if Erdogan ordered the bombing in order to justify his offensive move against the Kurds. Ian]
Turkish PM declares ‘total war’ against terrorism after Cizre attack
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has declared total war against terrorism, in the wake of a recent terror attack carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern city of Cizre, saying the nation would “bear their pain and continue to fight against terror.”
Speaking during a press conference with Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov in Istanbul on Aug. 26, Yıldırım vowed to overcome all attacks targeting the country, saying, “No terrorist group could hold Turkey captive” and “the brotherhood will not be damaged.”
“Let our nation know that we have opened a total war against these terrorist groups. Like the Veteran [Mustafa Kemal Atatürk] had said during the Independence War: ‘Either independence or death,’” said Yıldırım, adding that the deserved response will be given to “these vile people.”
Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed that Turkey would thwart the “dirty wishes” of forces aiming to disturb the country’s peace through terror attacks.
11 police officers killed, 78 wounded in PKK bomb attack in Turkey’s southeast
Eleven police officers were killed and 78 people, including three civilians, were wounded in a terror attack carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) using a bomb-laden truck in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak early on Aug. 26.
The attack targeted a police checkpoint some 50 meters away from a riot police station in the Konak neighborhood located on the Cizre-Şırnak highway.
The explosion caused huge damage in the riot police station building. Police blocked access to the district following the attack, while security forces conducted an operation to apprehend the fleeing militants.
Health minister Recep Akdağ said more than 70 people were wounded in the attack with four of them in a criticial condition.
The Health Ministry also announced that 12 ambulances and two helicopters were dispatched to the scene.
Turkey’s Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) also issued a temporary gag order on the attack.
Meanwhile, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu described the bombing as a very worrying terror attack.
Kılıçdaroğlu escaped an armed attack staged by PKK militants targeting his motorcade in the Black Sea province of Artvin yesterday.