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Kurdish group PKK behind Turkish bus attack that killed 13, Erdogan says
December 17, 2016 / 11:01 AM / 10 months ago

Kurdish group PKK behind Turkish bus attack that killed 13, Erdogan says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was responsible for a car bomb attack on a bus in the central city of Kayseri that killed 13 people and wounded 55 more, almost all of them soldiers.

People react after a bus was hit by an explosion in Kayseri, Turkey, December 17, 2016. Turan Bulut/Ihlas News Agency via REUTERS

In a statement, Erdogan said the “separatist terrorist organisation” was responsible for the attack, adding that such attacks were not independent of developments in Iraq and Syria.

Erdogan frequently uses the term “separatist terrorist organisation” to refer to the PKK, which is considered a terrorist group by the United States, Turkey and the European Union.

Reporting by Orhan Coskun and Tuvan Gumrukcu; writing by David Dolan; editing by Jason Neely

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