Bombers attack on last Tuesday
Ataturk International Airport
Attack on Istanbul
ISTANBUL CITY IN TURKEY that connects Europe and Asia transversely to the Bosporus Strait. This Old City is the mirror of cultural influences of the many realms that once ruled here. Last Tuesday Suicide bombers attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk international airport these attackers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main airport.
Ataturk International airport is the busiest airport in Turkey and renamed after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder and first president of republic of turkey .This is the biggest airport in Turkey report says that in 2015. Not only, 60 millions of passengers served in this airport but, it was ranked as a 11th bussiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic
Also, till 2015 last updates says that it was Europe’s 3rd bussiest Airport after London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulleand ahead of Frankfurt Airport in Turkey.
Bombers attack from outside and inside the terminal in which 36 was killed and more than 140 injured, official says.
Prime minister said this is starting of war against IS (Islamic states) and Syrian Kurds this has been linked to either IS or Kurdish separately.
Who are kurdians?
Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Syria, refers to people born in or residing in Syria from Kurdish origin. They are less in number only 10% country’s in population.
According to CIA report from a decade Syrian Kurds have facing routine discrimination and harassment by the government. “Syrian” (Kurdistana Suriye) is an unauthorized name given by some of the Kurdish inhabitants in the regions of northern and northeastern Syria.
Meanwhile Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdogan said this attack would be a turning point in the global fight against Kurdish militant groups.
Some of the major attacks faced by Istanbul in 2016
7 June, Istanbul: Car bomb murders seven police officers and four civilians. Kurdish militant group TAK
19 March, Istanbul: Suicide bomb kills four people in shopping street. IS responsible.
13 March, Ankara: 34 killed in car bomb. Done by TAK.
17 February, Ankara: Again 29 murdered during attack on military buses. responsible TAK
12 January, Istanbul: 11 Germans killed by Syrian suicide bomber in tourist area
WHO were behind these attack?
After series of attacks in last months, country suspects two major cause area the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Kurdish militants. ISIS has increasingly targeted Turkey from last passing year, including committing number of suicide bombings.
This came into limelight when again ISIS attacked last October, 103 civilians were murdered in Ankara. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim mentioned in his statement recently on Tuesday that the early signs in this latest attack also pointed toward ISIS.
The other possible suspect in Tuesday’s attack is the Kurdish Freedom Falcons or TAK, or Kurdish insurgent militant group the Kurdish Workers’ Party, or PKK, with which the Turkish state has been involved in a nasty war due to peace negotiations distorted in early 2015. Kurdish has apparently committed a number of attacks in Ankara and Istanbul on what it has claimed were “military” targets.
Why targeted Istanbul?
People’s Protection Units (YPG), the military offshoot of the PKK-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD), since it is vigorously fighting ISIS in Syria laterally with the United States. United States and Turkey have been at odds over U.S. cooperation. United States desperately needs the Syrian Kurds, but Turkey is concerned with the PKK as it follows a marked earth policy in contradiction to PKK in the first and foremost Kurdish towns in the southeastern provinces of the country.
In the upcoming hours and days there will be much speculation and plenty of allegations carried around. Like the mist of war, the mist of terrorism prevailing many questions. Whoever is taking claim, one thing is clear: Terrorism is a unsolved question, another war, we civilians would be paying an exceptionally high price for it.