Sunday, August 21, 2016

Turkey: Suicide bomber hits wedding party, kills 51 people

(Gaziantep) For some very strange reason – oh, hang on, Islamic terrorists don’t require a reason – ISIS decided to target a wedding in the south of Turkey, not far from the Syrian border. The bomber (apparently a 12-year-old child) walked into the midst of celebrations and blew himself up, killing 51 people and wounding at least 100 others.

The bombing late Saturday in Gaziantep, near Turkey’s border with Syria, was the deadliest attack in Turkey this year. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek and the country’s health minister visited the wounded and inspected the site of the attack.
“This is a massacre of unprecedented cruelty and barbarism,We are united against all terror organisations. They will not yield.”
Prime minister Binali Yildirim condemned the bombing, which he said turned
“a wedding party into a place of mourning.”
Opposition parties have also denounced the attack. The main opposition Republican People’s Party will be holding an emergency meeting and a delegation was being sent to Gaziantep by the Nationalist Movement Party.