Accroding to media reports, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has accused some “forces” linked to the Kurdish YPG militia of the terrorist attack in Ankara.
“In light of information we have obtained, it has been clearly identified that this attack was carried out by the members of a terrorist organization inside Turkey, together with a YPG member individual who had crossed from Syria,” Reuters cites Ahmet Davutoglu’s live speech.
Davutoglu added the attack showed the Kurdish YPG is a terrorist organization and that Turkey expects cooperation from “its allies” against the group.
The Turkish official also added that Ankara is against involvement of the YPG into a possible diplomatic settlement of the Syrian war.
“Just like Al-Qaeda or Daesh [Arabic pejorative for IS] do not have seats at the table, the YPG, which is a terrorist organization, cannot have one,” he reportedly noted.
Turkey promised to continue to shell the YPG in Syria. The Syrian Kurds are denying all allegations. They argue ISIS is behind the attack.
We remember on Feb.17 at least 28 people are killed and 61 more are injured after a car exploded in Ankara. According to Turkish officials, nine people have been detained following the attack.
The very same day about Turkish-backed 500 militants entered Syria from Turkey’s territory in order to strengthen the militants defending Azaz from the YPG’s advances in Northern Syria.