In Turkey’s capital, Ankara, on Feb. 17, a car bomb detonated next to a military convoy, killing 28 people and injuring more than 60. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), a militant Kurdish separatist group, claimed responsibility for the attack. TAK was previously allied with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a political Kurdish group, but was disavowed for their extremist actions.
On Feb. 18, a second military convoy was hit by a car bomb in southeastern Turkey, killing eight people. Turkish authorities blamed Kurdish separatists for that bomb as well.
A TAK spokesperson said that the... CONTINUE READING »