Iranian Embassy in Turkey Condemns Ankara Terror Attack
- October, 02, 2023 - 11:46
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Turkey denounced a recent terrorist attack in Ankara.
The Iranian Embassy in Turkey issued a statement on Sunday, saying, "We strongly condemn the terrorist attack that took place this morning in our brotherly (country) and neighboring Republic of Turkey. We express our heartfelt solidarity with the Turkish government and people, and we pray to the Almighty God for a swift and complete recovery of the injured.
"We stand alongside the Republic of Turkey in its fight against all forms of terrorism," the Embassy added.
On Sunday morning, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device outside the Interior Ministry in Ankara, while his accomplice was neutralized by the security forces.
The two unnamed individuals arrived outside the Turkish Interior Ministry building in the country's capital during the morning hours on Sunday. In the incident, one of the attackers detonated explosives inside the vehicle, while the other one was "neutralized." A news agency affiliated with the PKK reported that the group has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in the Turkish capital.
The PKK and its affiliates have been waging an insurgency since the 1980s, demanding political and cultural autonomy with the final goal of establishing an independent Kurdish State, laying claim to territories in southeast Turkey and northern parts of Iraq and Syria.