Former Communist sets off Bomb in Ankara
Turkey, Ankara / Тrend corr A. Alaskarov / Turkish police are conducting an investigation and search operation across Turkey regarding the explosion in the Anafartalar trade centre in Ankara which killed six and injured ninety-one people. The identification of fingerprints of the suicide-bomber revealed that Guven Akkush, 28, formerly tried and taken under police observation, was a member of the illegal and extremely radical Revolutionary Communists Union of Turkey's left. According to one of the versions put forward by police, Akkush set off the explosion in the interest of the PKK terror organization. Meanwhile, another version states that according to Akkush, he had planned the terrorist attack in the interest of the leftist- extremist organization in another location, but panic-stricken by the coincidental appearance of police he instead detonated the bomb in the Ahaftalar trade centre.
Turkish police are implementing large-scale anti-terror operations all over the country. Three men were detained in Alibeykey district of Istanbul, Turkey on 24 May. They are suspected to be related to the PKK attempting to commit a terrorist attack. As a result of a military operation in mountainous areas of Shirak, ten shelters and several guns and ammunition used by terrorists were discovered.