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    Two car bombs exploded in the Turkish town of Reyhanli near the Syrian border on Saturday, killing more than 40 people and the number of people who were killed or injured is more than 100, with casualty figures rising. The attacks may have been related to the conflict in Syria or to Turkey's own peace process with Kurdish militants, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said.

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu responded to the blasts, warning against testing Turkey's power and saying Ankara would take necessary measures to protect itself.

    Turkey: Dozens killed in blasts near Syrian border - Israel News, Ynetnews

    A shocking development indeed. Terrorist attacks like this should be condemned and Turkey is right in saying it would take necessary measures to protect itself. However the hypocrisy of the Turkish government is something else.When Israel takes the necessary measures to protect itself, and its citizens against terrorist attacks, Turkey criticises Israel.
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    An awful attrocity to be condemned.

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Chaim View Post
    Two car bombs exploded in the Turkish town of Reyhanli near the Syrian border on Saturday, killing more than 40 people and the number of people who were killed or injured is more than 100, with casualty figures rising. The attacks may have been related to the conflict in Syria or to Turkey's own peace process with Kurdish militants, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said.

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu responded to the blasts, warning against testing Turkey's power and saying Ankara would take necessary measures to protect itself.

    Turkey: Dozens killed in blasts near Syrian border - Israel News, Ynetnews

    A shocking development indeed. Terrorist attacks like this should be condemned and Turkey is right in saying it would take necessary measures to protect itself. However the hypocrisy of the Turkish government is something else.When Israel takes the necessary measures to protect itself, and its citizens against terrorist attacks, Turkey criticises Israel.
    The difference is that the people doing the terrorism are not people internationally recognised as occupied by Turkey, regardless of who is doing it. No state disputes Turkey's borders, unlike Israel's. And nothing like that has happened in Israel for maybe 10 yrs. But plenty of bombs have dropped from the skies killing thousands of Palestinians. What did Stalin say again about statistics?
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    Awful crime. I wonder does that town house many Syrian refugees?
    Eagla agus eaglais: an bhfuil an fhréamh teangeolaíochta céanna acu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dame_Enda View Post
    An awful attrocity to be condemned.

    The difference is that the people doing the terrorism are not people internationally recognised as occupied by Turkey
    Do you know who committed these acts? International law is in many cases a slippery piece of real-politik. The Great Powers connived after WWI to deprive the Kurds of their own state. So, you're correct that neither Turkey, Syria, Iran nor Iraq is "recognised" as occupying Kurdish lands. But that doesn't make the Kurds' desire for a homeland any less just.
    Eagla agus eaglais: an bhfuil an fhréamh teangeolaíochta céanna acu?

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    Who gains from these attacks depends on who gets to blame. I suspect that the recent turnaround in the war that has seen Assads forces gain the upper hand means that this attack will be blamed on his regime and more pressure will come to support the jihadist and other terrorist groupings.

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    BBC report from the scene

    BBC News - Blasts kill dozens in Turkish town Reyhanli on Syria border

    Just who would have committed this outrage remains to be seen. The bigger question is, cui bono?

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    Absolute horror in Reyhanli,

    Turkey is now in, no question,

    Which, one would assume was the intention of whomever planned this atrocity,

    I fckn wonder whom it was,

    "Quay Bonio"

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    The Turkish govt have already pointed the finger at Assad,

    And the footage from the scene is well, frankly it's weird,

    Very weird,

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    I suspect its the Syrian Rebel Army looking to get Turkey into the war. They got caught out on the chemical weapons already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partizan View Post
    The bigger question is, cui bono?
    Turkey is the country where the phrase "deep state" was coined.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_state

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