is no reason why the bomb that exploded in Ankara could not
explode in Brussels, or in any other European city,"
Erdogan declared during a
ceremony commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Battle
of Gallipoli in the coastal town of Canakkale on March
should be noted that Erdogan’s statement followed the deadly
terrorist act of March 13, when a car bomb exploded at a
bus stop near Ankara’s central Kizilay Square, leaving 37 dead
and over 120 injured. The Turkish head of state blamed
Kurdish radicals for the attack and berated European leaders
for their refusal to recognize certain Kurdish
organizations as terrorist groups.
snakes you are sleeping with can bite you at any time,"
Tuesday, March 22, the city of Brussels – capital of Belgium
and administrative center for both NATO and the EU – was hit
by a series of explosions,
including two blasts in Brussels Airport in Zaventem,
Belgium that left 13 people dead and over 35 injured. An
additional 15 people were killed in Tuesday's explosion at the
Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels, local media
week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned European
countries that they could become a victim of terrorist attacks like
the car bombing in the Turkish capital on March 13 that killed 37
people. And the only city that came to his mind as an example of a
possible target was the Belgian capital Brussels.
is no reason why the bomb that exploded in Ankara cannot explode in
Brussels, in any other European city," Erdogan said during a
Friday speech to commemorate a famous World War I battle in the
Turkish coastal town of Canakkale.
few days later on Tuesday, two bomb attacks at Brussels airport
killed at least 14 people and left nearly 100 people wounded, while a
separate bombing in a metro station killed around 20 people and
injured about 100 more.
the parapraxis is reminiscent of former US President George Bush’s
slip of tongue back in 2005 when he briefly mixed up the names of
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in
a news conference at the White House.
course, there is no correlation between the attacks in Brussels and
Ankara as the former was claimed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorists but
the latter was claimed by a militant group affiliated to the
Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). And it should be noted that
Erdogan’s warning was only an expression of anger directed toward
EU leaders because they had allowed the PKK supporters to set up
protest tents outside the European Union building in Brussels, the de
facto capital of the European Union.
the Turkish government itself has been implicated in support for
Takfiri terrorists and has also been accused on numerous occasions of
being involved in illegal oil trade with Daesh.