At the building of the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs in the center of Ankara on the morning of October 1, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device. According to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he died in the explosion, his accomplice was “neutralized.” The minister characterized this as an attempted terrorist attack.
How wrote Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya tweeted that two terrorists drove up to the gates of the ministry building on the morning of October 1 in a small van. One of them blew up a bomb and died. The second “was neutralized” by the police, Yerlikaya specified.
Next to the Ministry of Internal Affairs is the building of the Turkish Parliament. The first meeting after the summer break is due to begin there today. Presumably, the attackers planned to carry out an explosion before the start of the parliamentary session, when deputies were gathering in the building.
“Our fight will continue until the last terrorist is neutralized,” Yerlikaya said.
No organization has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion, and Turkish authorities have also not yet announced who might be behind the attack.