On October 10th, 2015, in the capital city of Ankara, Turkey, a peace protest of Kurdish Nationalist/anit-Islamic, HDP were rallying against the wave of “security” operations of Turkish AKP forces against Kurdish civilians in Southeastern Anatolia when explosions rocked the site. 86 people were killed in the initial blast and thousands more seriously injured, to die later at hospital. In videos you see moment of one bomb’s detonation and in the other video is the aftermath. You even see someone vainly using chest compressions on a victim.
It is believed that two bombs went off and that they were detonated by two suicide bombers. Reports of the body parts of the bombers strewn about seems to be testament to this. ISIS is being named as the culprit, although they have not claimed responsibility.
From what I can gather, the AKP is the political party in charge of the government and that they have made no secret of their pro-Islamic stance. And this attack is interestingly taking place during an important election year, the next to be held November 1st. One election has already taken place. So clearly a lot of political tensions, which we all know brings blood shed. This incident also mirrors two other attacks which occurred this year in Diyarbakir and Suruç. Both of which were covered here on Best Gore and can be found here and here.
Besides the Anatolia situation, the Kurdish terrorist cell, PKK and their strong arm tactics in securing Turkish land in the name of the Kurds has also led to much tension and violence for quite some time. Hurting their people more than they are helping. Hence another reason for the AKP “security” measures against Kurdish peoples. Sad times.
Mad props to Best Gore member, seytan, for the videos and story.
And a gallery of images documenting the carnage.