Türkiye News – Near the Turkish parliament building in Ankara, where a fresh session was slated to kick off later in the day, a significant blast reverberated.
According to reports from Turkish media, gunshots were also reported in the immediate area, prompting swift responses from emergency personnel. The Turkish Minister of Interior Affairs confirmed that two police officers sustained minor injuries during the incident. This assault occurred mere hours before the parliament was set to resume its sessions after the summer hiatus.
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Television footage depicted bomb disposal units carefully operating near a stationary vehicle in the tense vicinity. In light of the situation, security forces on site swiftly set up protective barriers to address the unfolding crisis.
The Ministry of Interior facilities in Ankara were the target of two terrorist attacks on Sunday, according to the Turkish authorities. One of them perished in the explosion, and the other was taken out by authorities.
The capital of Turkey has not experienced an explosion since 2016. It happened only hours before MPs were scheduled to return from their summer break, less than a mile from the parliament building.
Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya claims that one attacker killed himself by detonating explosives, and the other was shot by security personnel stationed outside the structure. He stated that the confrontation resulted in minor injuries to two police officers.
A key thoroughfare that runs close to various governmental institutions, including the parliament building, was closed to traffic by officials. In other areas of the city, the police also declared they would carry out controlled explosions for “suspicious packages”.
The criminal peace court in Ankara reportedly put a restriction on media coverage and publishing of the incident, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. In order to combat “propaganda,” Turkish authorities passed a thorough new law last year that carries a maximum three-year prison sentence for violators.