A European report accused the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of assigning the terrorist organization ISIS to carry out a bombing carried out by two suicide bombers during a march organized in the capital, Ankara, in 2015.
Turkish media reported that a secret report by European Union intelligence accused the ruling Justice and Development Party of assigning the terrorist organization ISIS to carry out the Ankara massacre in October 2015.
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up during a peaceful march in the capital, Ankara, killing 103 people, in what is considered the worst terrorist attack in Turkey’s contemporary history.
The Turkish government blamed the attack on the terrorist organization ISIS, but the organization did not claim responsibility for it, which raised tension between the government and the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, which considered the attack directed against it.
The authorities charged 36 suspected ISIS members, some of whom were tried in absentia, and a Turkish court sentenced 9 defendants to life in prison in August 2018.