After the bombing in Gaziantep, Turkish authorities vowed that they will repel militant structures of Islamic State from the border regions.
At a wedding of Kurds on Saturday was detonated a bomb which was probably worn by a minor of 12-14 years, killing 54 people, half of them – children. A senior source in the security forces told “Reuters” that it was used the same type of device as in the attacks in the border city Suruc in July 2015 and in Ankara in October of the same year, for which was accused Islamic State. The blast in the capital was the deadliest attack in the country’s history because it killed more than 100 people.
“Daesh should be completely cleansed from our borders and we are ready to do what it takes for that,” said Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. He claims that his country has become a “number one target” for the Islamist extremists because they stopped the flow of fighters recruited by them from abroad to come to the territories in Syria and Iraq.
One of the commanders of backed by Ankara Syrian rebels said his troops prepare in the coming days an attack on the Syrian border town Dzharablus controlled by the “Islamic state”. This will also stop and the advance of Syrian Kurds in the region that does not suit Turkey. Officials in Ankara are trying to prevent a situation in which, supported by the West, Russia and Arab countries militias of Kurds would control over 800 km long Turkish-Syrian border along its entire length.