Turkey threatens to expand strikes in Syria, Iraq

SpaceWar.com reports: “Turkey warned Wednesday it could step up cross-border air strikes against Kurdish targets after concluding that militants who staged a weekend attack in Ankara came from Syria.

Turkey convened a top national security meeting to prepare its response to Sunday’s attack.

Police shot dead one of the assailants while the other died in an apparent suicide blast outside Turkey’s interior ministry that injured two security officers.

A branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) — listed as a terror group by Turkey and its Western allies — claimed responsibility for the first bombing to hit Ankara since 2016.

‘As a result of the work of our security forces, it has become clear that the two terrorists came from Syria and were trained there,’ Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said in televised remarks.

‘From now on, all infrastructure, large facilities and energy facilities belonging to (armed Kurdish groups) in Iraq and Syria are legitimate targets for our security forces,’ he added…”

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