AGI – Turkish intelligence thwarted an explosive attack on Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the city of Siirt, in the South East of the country, where the Turkish president is holding a meeting. The Turkish media reported it.
The bomb was reportedly placed under one of the police cars assigned as an escort and was discovered and defused by bomb squads just before Erdogan took the stage. The Turkish forensic police are trying to take fingerprints and other elements that could lead to the identity of the attackers.
“They wanted to bring chaos.” This is the first comment from the ruling AKP party in Turkey, after a charge of explosives placed under a car of President Recep Erdogan’s escort was discovered in the city of Sirte, where rallies were scheduled today.
The episode was commented by the deputy secretary of Erdogan’s Akp party, Hamza Dag, who told CNN Turk that it was “an attempt at sabotage”, designed to “hit a peaceful environment and bring chaos to the country” .
The discovery of the explosive was made by two policemen just before the motorcade left with the Turkish leader, however it is difficult to say that the explosive could have hit Erdogan directly, considering that the charge was placed under one of the police cars. accompanying the presidential escort. The bomb squad immediately intervened on the spot, before the forensics intervened to collect the fingerprints.
(Updated at 22.35)