PKK leader admits prior knowledge of possible attacks

Senior PKK leader Mustafa Karasu admits that group received information suggesting terror attack might take place prior to Ankara bombings

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

The deadly Ankara twin bombings were carried out in front of the Ankara main train station on October 10, 2015.

One of the senior leaders of the PKK terrorist organisation, Mustafa Karasu, said that some Kurdish personalities and institutions were informed about possible attacks that might cause “indignation” among people a week before the deadly Ankara bombing.

Writing an article with his pen name “Huseyin Ali,” Karasu said, “Indeed, the massacre took place a week after the information was served.”

On October 10 twin suicide bombings targeted a march organised by leftist labor unions in Turkey’s capital Ankara, in which 100 people died and more than 500 people were injured.

Following the terror attack, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that ISIS was the group most suspected of carrying out the bombings.

Later in the week, Davutoglu mentioned that the four prime suspects behind the attack are ISIS, the PKK, the DHKP-C and the Syrian regime - saying that his government has taken necessary actions against any movement which threatens the stability of Turkey.

The PKK, ISIS and DHKP-C are recognised as terrorist organisations by Turkey, the US, EU, and NATO.

The PKK in particular has increased its attacks on both police and the Turkish Armed Forces after its umbrella organisation the KCK unilaterally ended an over two year long ceasefire with the Turkish government on July 11 and threatened the country with attacks.

According to Turkish authorities 141 Turkish security officials and over 30 civilians have been killed in terror attacks by the PKK.

On Oct.14, Turkish security forces detained two suspects who stated on their twitter accounts that "The bomb will explode in Ankara!’’ before the most deadly terror attack in the country.

Security sources stated that the two suspects are reported to be associates of the PKK.

Suspects using the nicknames "Pir Ozan Abdal" and "Dibereday" under three different accounts made several speculative comments about the rally in Ankara.

One of the posts from Dibereday said, ‘’The bomb will explode in Ankara,’’ while Pir Ozan Abdal wrote ‘’A probable bombing in the rally could cause one of the greatest massacres,’’ adding that this could lead to a political disaster.

TRTWorld and agencies