ANKARA, March 17 – The Hurriyet Daily News reported that The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks known as ‘TAK’, a terror group linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack that killed 37 people in the capital Ankara, according to a statement on its website.
The group described the car bombing which occurred on March 13, as “vengeful action” for security operations in the southeast that have been underway since July last year.
TAK previously claimed responsibility for a separate car bombing in Ankara last month that killed 29 people.
TAK says it split from the PKK and experts who follow Kurdish militants say the groups retain ties.
A 24 year old female suicide bomber identified as Seher Ça?la Demir, a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) revealed by the Turkish Interior Ministry was instrumental in carrying out the explosion.
She joined the PKK terrorist organization in 2013 and was allegedly trained by the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria.
Source – hurriyetdailynews.com