Iran condemns Ankara terrorist attack
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
Iran has condemned the recent terrorist attack in Turkish capital city of Ankara, which claimed the lives of innocent people.
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaber Ansari, said that the incident once again proved the need for the united fight against terrorism, describing terrorism as a "common global threat", IRNA news agency reported.
A vehicle full of explosives went off in an area close to the buildings of the Turkish parliament, the general staff and the military dorm in Ankara Feb. 17 at 18:30 (UTC/GMT +4 hours) claiming 28 lives and 61 injured.
Turkish sources have Salih Nejar, a Syrian citizen, as the perpetrator of the attack.
Earlier, Turkey's National Intelligence Organization warned against possible terrorist attacks in the country suggesting members of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) are preparing terrorist attacks at Turkey's international airports.