Istanbul, Mar.14 (ANI): Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to defeat the terrorists, who have staged a series of attacks in the past 18 months following a bomb blast in capital Ankara, killing at least 34 people.
“These attacks, which threaten our country’s integrity and our nation’s unity and solidarity, do not weaken our resolve in fighting terrorism but bolster our determination,” the Guardian quoted Erdogan as saying.
Urging the people not to worry, he said the struggle against terrorism will for certain end in success and terrorism will be brought to its knees.
A car bomb exploded in the Turkish capital Ankara yesterday, less than a month after a suicide car bomber killed dozens of military personnel and civilians in the city.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said 30 of those killed had died at the scene, while four others breathed their last in the hospital.
He also said that at least one or the two killed were attackers.
At least 125 people, who were injured are being treated in hospitals, and 19 are in a serious condition, he added.
Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack.
According to reports, while Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala has briefed Erdogan about the blast via telephone, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met leading security officials.
A court in Ankara has banned Twitter and Facebook after images from the scene of the blast were shared online. (ANI)