Latest Bombings Highlight Turkey’s Ongoing Power Struggle

Turkey pd-compressedTurkey (MNN) Last Thursday in Turkey, three separate explosions including car bombs killed 14 people and wounded over 220. The blasts seemed to target Turkish police, though both civilians and officers were killed.

Turkish officials say it was the Kurdish militants, also known as the PKK, who carried out the blasts. Turkey considers the militant-left PKK group a terrorist organization. Since the failed coup, over 180 PKK members have been killed and 3,000 arrested.

All of this just adds to the tension and conflict of opposing agendas in Turkey, even as President Erdogan has claimed significantly more power since the three month state of emergency was declared.

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