Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, political leaders and senior deputies slammed bloody bomb attack in Suruc district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Sanliurfa on Monday.
Erdogan in his visit to Turkish Cyprus cursed the attack which killed at least 30 people on their way to the Syrian province of Kobane, which is under control of pro-Kurdish forces.
“This is an event which intends the happiness of humanbeing. I ask Allah for mercy to those died in this terror action. I wish patience to their families. I condemn this savageness in the name of my nation,” said Erdogan.
A huge explosion occurred in the garden of the Amara Culture Centre where members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF) gathered for a press meeting regarding “rebuilding Kobane.”
The group consists of nearly 300 people. According to the media, they were planning to cross into to the Syrian border settlement of Kobane to distribute humanitarian aid and assist in rebuilding the city.
Turkish Prime Minister and the leader of the governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Ahmet Davutoglu also condemned the attack and said the signs of the attack pointed to ISIS as the respondent.
Releasing a press conference, Davutoglu said even though the respondent of the attack is not certainly detected, the Turkish security forces take ISIS in consideration as the possible executor of the suicide bombing.
“I call all the party leaders to produce a shared wisdom. We four main party leaders must come together and sign a common declaration. I’m ready to do this. No matter which terrorist organisation targeted Turkey, we should stand with a common attitude,” said Davutoglu.
Turkish Interior Ministry published a statement after the attack and called for common sense against any provocations.
“We call our public to be clamped together and act with wisdom against this terrorist attack targeting the unity and solidarity of our country,” the ministry stated.
Leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu wrote on Twitter stating his sorrow and cursed the terrorism.
“The traitorous attack in Suruc tears our hearts out. The pain arising from the loss our children is undefinable. I curse the terrorism and its nurturers,” wrote Kilicdaroglu.
The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has decided to launch an extraordinary meeting on the Suruc attack and released a statement to gather with those who are ready to discuss on solidarity.
“We want to mention that we are ready to cooperate with all political parties and groups which want to discuss steps on common action against these kind of attacks,” declared the HDP.