The explosion that occurred outside of Turkey’s Ministry of Interior in the country’s capital, Ankara, was described as a “terrorist attack” by the country’s Minister of Interior.
Ali Yerlikaya reported that the assault that occurred at 09:30 (06:30 GMT) was carried out by two assailants who arrived in a commercial vehicle and caused injuries to two officers.
According to Mr. Yerlikaya, one of the assailants detonated himself in front of a ministry building, and another was “neutralized.”
The explosion took place only a few hours before the legislature was scheduled to meet again.
It is not entirely apparent who carried out the assault. Nobody has taken responsibility for the attack yet.
Kayseri is located approximately 260 kilometers (161 miles) south-east of Ankara, and according to a senior Turkish official who spoke with the Reuters news agency, the assailants took control of the vehicle and murdered its driver in Kayseri.
He further mentioned that shrapnel had caused damage to one of the injured officers.
The initial reports of an explosion from the media also mentioned that there was shooting heard in the neighborhood. The local police immediately blocked several of the neighboring roads while emergency personnel hurried to the area.
Mr. Yerlikaya stated in a post on one of his social media accounts, “Our Struggle Will Continue Until The Last Terrorist Is Neutralized.”
The police in Ankara have stated that they are conducting “controlled explosions” of “suspicious packages” in an effort to avert other explosions.
In the later part of the day on Sunday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was scheduled to deliver a speech for the start of the parliamentary session.
During the autumn session of the Turkish parliament, it is anticipated that Sweden’s membership in NATO would be ratified.
In July, after having rejected Sweden’s application for several months on the grounds that it sheltered Kurdish extremists, Turkey decided to remove its opposition to Sweden’s application.
In the past, militants, most of whom belonged to the outlawed Kurdish Workers Party, were responsible for a high number of attacks around the country.
The government have exerted a great deal of pressure on the organization by, among other things, imprisoning its leaders and conducting military operations against Kurdish sites both within Turkey and across the border in Syria and Iraq.