Turkish PM says ISIS prime suspect of Ankara bombing

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says ISIS is prime suspect of deadly Ankara bombing

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmer Davutoglu delivers a speech during a press conference on October 10, 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday announced ISIS as the prime suspect of deadly Ankara bombing saying that officials are close to identifying one of the suspects’ name.

Speaking at a live interview, Davutoglu also stated that the name of the suspect points to an organisation, without specifically saying which one.

Davutoglu said “We determined how two suicide bombers went to the scene and how they carried the bombs. We are close to identifying one of the suspects’ name. And the name suggests an organization.”

Saturday’s deadly bombing killed at least 97 civilians and injured nearly 500 in Turkish capital Ankara when thousands of people gathered in front of the city’s main train station where a “peace march” was set to begin on October 10.

The blast was the deadliest terror attack in modern Turkish history, surpassing the 2003 attacks in Istanbul that killed 60 people and were carried out by al-Qaeda.

Asked about security concerns over Saturday’s rally, Davutoglu said that the necessary steps would be taken if there was any weakness and negligence.

Davutoglu also said “This attack does not turn Turkey into Syria. It is another terror attack targeting developed countries as they did in 9/11 or Madrid attacks. Turkey have faced with suicide bombings long before. The investigation on this incident continues.”