“It is out of the question for us to target civilians in any way in Turkey,” the statement issued by the PKK underlined
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) today denied any involvement in the bomb attack that took place yesterday, Sunday, in Istanbul, which claimed the lives of six people. The Turkish authorities blame the attack on the PKK.
“It is known that we have nothing to do with this incidentthat we do not target civilians and reject actions that target them,” the PKK claimed in a statement carried by the PKK-affiliated Firat news agency.
“We are a movement waging a just and legitimate liberation struggle (…) It is therefore out of the question for us to target civilians in any way in Turkey,” the statement, which is signed by the People’s Defense Center, an organization of PKK.
The armed Kurdish separatist movement also accused the Turkish government of having “dark plans” and of “targeting Kobani”.
Earlier today, Turkish police claimed that a young woman of Syrian nationality, who was arrested last night, confessed to carrying out the attack and acting “under the orders of the PKK”.
According to Turkish media, the woman had received relevant instructions in Kobani, in northeastern Syria.
The city of Kobani is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a major component of which is the YPG (People’s Protection Units) militia, allied to the PKK.
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