Turkey to Bolster Security Measures Amid Recent Terrorist Attack in Ankara

© AP Photo / Thanassis StavrakisA police officer guards an entrance of the new Presidential Palace in Ankara
A police officer guards an entrance of the new Presidential Palace in Ankara - Sputnik International
The Turkish government has plans to allocate additional personnel and equipment to protect the Turkish capital Ankara amid recent terrorist attack in the city, according to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Turkish government will implement new security plan to address the terrorist threat faced by the country, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Saturday.

According to the local Daily Sabah newspaper, among the measures, announced by the prime minister following a five-hour meeting on additional security measures, there are plans to allocate additional personnel and equipment to protect the Turkish capital Ankara, that recently suffered a major attack.

On Wednesday, a car bomb exploded outside a military housing complex near the parliament building in central Ankara, killing 28 and injuring 61. Following the attack, Ankara embarked on security operations in a number of provinces throughout the country.

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On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that three organizers of the terrorist act were among 14 people detained in connection with the attack and attributed the responsibility for the bombing to Syrian Kurd self-defense forces.

Ankara claims that Syrian Kurds have links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is fighting for Kurdish independence from Turkey and is considered a terrorist organization by Ankara.

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