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    Did the Turkish president just declare war against his own people?

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Monday that it is necessary to broaden the definition of terrorism to include supporters of terrorism — even people who are not directly involved in any kind of terror activity.

    "It's not only the person who pulls the trigger, but those who made that possible who should also be defined as terrorists, regardless of their title," said Erdogan, following a bombing in Ankara which killed 37 people, the Daily Star reported. He added that this could be a journalist, an MP or a civil society actor.

    Earlier President Erdogan said that Turkey's "struggle against terrorism will for certain end in success and terrorism will be brought to its knees."

    The bombing was the fifth attack in Turkey in recent several months. The attacks took lives of total of 200 people.

     

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    Deadly Terrorist Attack Rocks Ankara (19)

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