Kurdish defense group PKK denies Istanbul bombing, cites its longstanding Anti -terrorist policy

Nov 14 – The Kurdish militant group PKK denied involvement in Sunday’s bomb attack in Istanbul, saying it did not target civilians, in a statement on its website on Monday. Turkey routinely blames without evidence thousands of ‘crimes’ under their cultural genocide policy against the 17 million Kurdish citizens.

“It is out of question for us to target civilians in any way,” the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) said, refuting Turkey’s claims that it and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia were responsible for the blast that killed six people.

  • Government says Kurdish PKK and YPG to blame
  • Officials point to U.S. support for YPG in Syria

The PKK has long renounced separatism and any terrorist attacks and held 2 long unilateral ceasefires. Yet it is still classed as a ‘Terrorist Group’ by the US and its client states with continuing drone, bomb and assasinations against suspected PKK supporters across borders in Syria and Iraq


ISTANBUL, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Turkey blamed Kurdish militants on Monday for an explosion that killed six people in Istanbul and police detained 47 people including a Syrian woman suspected of planting the bomb.

No group has claimed responsibility so far for Sunday’s blast on the busy pedestrian Istiklal Avenue, and the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied involvement in it.

The explosion wounded 81 people, sending debris flying into the air and hundreds of shoppers, tourists and families fleeing from the scene.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the PKK and the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia were responsible for the blast.

Ankara says the YPG is a wing of the PKK. The United States has supported the YPG in the conflict in Syria, stoking friction between NATO allies.

As international condemnation of the attack poured in, Soylu, a fierce critic of Washington, likened U.S. condolences for the victims to “the murderer arriving as one of the first at the scene of the crime”.

Every week dozens of Kurds are murdered by Turkish drone bombs in illegally invaded Syria and Iraq. Shamefully this never makes it to Reuters, the MSM or even Russian media who collaborate in placating the ruling AKP’s Turkish genocidal racism.

Scene of an incident near Ramallah

In a statement on its website, the PKK denied involvement and said it would not attack civilians. SDF commander Mazloum Abdi also denied involvement on Twitter.

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