Erdogan admits security shortcoming in Ankara attack & says Syria involved

The Ankara suicide bombing attack killed 97 people (Photo: Reuters)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged on Tuesday there had been a security shortcoming over the Ankara suicide bombing attack that killed 97 people, saying its significance would be made clear during the investigation.

"There must undoubtedly be a mistake, a shortcoming in some place. Of what dimension? This will emerge after examinations," Erdogan told reporters in Ankara.

He also said that the attack might be linked to Syria.

Adding: “There is intelligence that the attack has its roots in Syria,” Erdogan told reporters in Ankara. He added Ankara was weighing all options in its search for culprits, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45