A still taken from a video shot at the moment of the detonation in Suruc

ARA News

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu said Tuesday the competent authorities have identified a suspect over Monday’s terrorist bombing in Suruc city near Syrian border, that left more than 30 activists dead.

Davutoglu did not uncover the identity of the suspect, but said the perpetrator was most likely linked to the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS). 

“The death toll reached 32, as 29 others are still hospitalized,” Davutoglu said. “We expect this investigation to be concluded as soon as possible.”

As no party claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack yet, Ankara pointed fingers directly to the IS radical group.

Speaking to ARA News, Turkish journalist Tayhan Yilmaz said that the failure of the Turkish government in preventing terrorists’ (IS) infiltration into the country has led to threats to the Turkish national security.

“We do not rule out the unexpected reaction of the Kurdish people in Turkey. This will seriously threaten the peace process between Ankara and the Kurds.”

Turkish officials vowed to strike back at those behind the attack in the city of Suruc, which targeted a group of political activists who wanted to help the shattered Syrian city of Kobane.

“The bombing turned a moment of hope into a scene of horror,” an eyewitness said.

Reporting by: Mustafa Hamed

Source: ARA News

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