On Sunday morning, Turkish police received a report of an explosion followed by gunfire near Parliament in the capital, Ankara.
Ambulances, police, rescue crews and explosives experts rushed to the scene.
Two people are said to have stopped the car in front of EnanrixThe Ministry, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, carried out a bomb attack.
One of the terrorists blew himself up and the other terrorist was “neutralized,” Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya wrote on his Facebook page.
Two security guards are said to have been injured in the attack.
Yerlikaya thanks the two for their “heroic efforts” and states that neither of them would be seriously injured, but they were sent to the hospital.
Ask people not to panic
According to Al-Turki Hurriyet News Agency The other person must have been disarmed by the security guard who was at the scene when the person prepared a weapon. It is also said that this person had a bomb.
The Ankara Security Directorate asked people not to panic, and explained that the last bomb had been removed from the area, and that it would be detonated “in a controlled manner.”
The motive behind this was not clear, but the prosecution is investigating the incident as a terrorist attack.
– A traitorous act
Many politicians condemned the attack. Trade Minister Omer Polat writes on X/Twitter that the Turkish state will eliminate “all forms of terrorism,” in what the Justice Minister described as a treacherous act.
Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya writes that the war against terrorism, drug traffickers, gangs and organized crime will continue.
The Turkish Parliament had taken a summer vacation, and was scheduled to reopen today. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected to participate in the opening on Sunday evening, according to Reuters.
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