Al-Qaeda not behind Turkey attack

Turkey’s Ministry of Defense has cleared al-Qaeda of involvement in the Reyhanli bombing in May, with Interior Minister Muammer Guler calling claims ‘baseless accusations.’

Al-Qaeda not behind Turkey attack

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish Ministry of Defense has announced that accusations against al-Qaeda being behind the Reyhanli bombing, which took place in Turkey’s Hatay province on 11 May 2013, do not reflect reality.

Accusations have targeted the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, an Islamist group in Syria which is believed to have links with al-Qaeda, for conducting the bombings which claimed 52 lives. These claims were based on an apparent admission from the group on the website, taking responsibility for the attack. However, it was later revealed that the website did not belong to the group.

Since the attack, a number of people have been arrested and some of them have been put into the judicial process.

Turkey’s Interior Minister Muammer Guler has said ‘We know who carried out the attack. We know where they came from and how they conducted it…these accusations are baseless.’ 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Ekim 2013, 11:22