Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a strong statement on Sunday following a PKK suicide attack that left two people injured in central Ankara. Erdogan assured that “terrorists will not achieve their objectives,” highlighting Turkey’s resilience in the face of acts of violence. The attack, which occurred near the Ministry of the Interior, shook the Turkish capital just before the opening of the new parliamentary session that was to validate Sweden’s entry into NATO.
The PKK armed group, considered a terrorist group by Turkey and Western countries, claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. Despite the incident, parliament kept its program unchanged, underscoring the country’s determination to continue its activities despite the threats.
The attack, carried out by two terrorists, resulted in the injuries of two police officers. The incident occurred in an area that houses ministries and the Turkish parliament. The quick response of the security forces prevented a major tragedy, showing the effectiveness of the security measures implemented in the capital.
The parliamentary session was to validate Sweden’s entry into NATO, an important step in Turkey’s international relations. Despite the challenges, Erdogan emphasized that Turkey will not give in to new demands or conditions in its accession process to the European Union. The nation remains determined to remain strong in the midst of adversity, resisting threats and defending its values in the face of any challenge.