After launching an assault on the headquarters of the security services in the capital, an investigation has been launched.
According to Turkey’s Minister of Internal Affairs Ali Yerlikaya, a terrorist act was carried out by a suicide bomber who targeted a government building early on Sunday morning in Ankara, the capital of Turkey.
According to a statement released by Yerlikaya, “around 9:30 in the morning, two terrorists arrived with a light commercial vehicle in front of the entrance gate of the General Directorate of Security of our Ministry of Internal Affairs [and] carried out a bomb attack.”
“One of the terrorists blew himself up, and the other terrorist was neutralized,” the minister stated. “The situation is under control.” There were two officers of the law who were hurt. Yerlikaya is quoted as saying, “Our struggle will continue… until the very last terrorist has been neutralized.”
Explosions and gunfire were reportedly heard in the city, according to local media reports. It was decided to close Ataturk Boulevard, which is home to a number of government buildings as well as the parliament of the country. Following the summer break, members of parliament were scheduled to get back to work on Sunday.
According to Yilmaz Tunc, the Minister of Justice, an investigation into the attack has been started.
“These attacks will in no way hinder Turkey’s fight against terrorism,” Tunc stated in a statement after the bombings took place. The war that we are waging against terrorism will go on with an even greater level of determination.
Six people were murdered and more than eighty others were injured when a bomb went off on a busy retail street in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, in the month of November 2022. The “treacherous attack” was attributed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan to hardline Kurdish separatist groups.