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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Erdogan: ISIS likely behind attack that killed 50 people at wedding

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)The Turkish President pronounced ISIS as the "presumable culprit" of an assault that executed 50 individuals at a wedding in the country's southeast.
People gather after an explosion in Gaziantep in southeastern Turkey.

The loss of life from the Gaziantep assault rose to 50 early Sunday, as indicated by the neighborhood senator's office.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there is "no distinction" between three adversaries of his administration: fear bunch ISIS, which is situated in neighboring Syria; the prohibited Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK); and FETO, the system of US-based pastor Fethullah Gulen, state-run Anadolu news organization reported Sunday.

Erdogan blames Gulen for being behind a late upset endeavor. He has denied the allegation.

No gathering has asserted obligation regarding the assault, which likewise harmed 94 others.

The impact happened in the city of Gaziantep, around 95 kilometers (60 miles) north of the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

The office included that the wedding festivity occurred on a road, which is normal in southern Turkey.

Video of the outcome demonstrates several individuals in the obscured road as salvage specialists lift casualties into ambulances. Orhan Akin, Gaziantep department boss for the Ihlas News Agency, told CNN Turk that he saw "no less than 20 ambulances conveying harmed individuals."

Prior, Erdogan denounced the assailants.

"Those, who can't beat Turkey and attempt to incite individuals by mishandling ethnic and partisan affectability won't win," Anadolu cited him as saying.

Proceeded with turmoil

Turkey has encountered noteworthy turmoil lately, with the endeavored military overthrow in July and a progression of dangerous blasts.

Past assaults have been completed by ISIS, which controls northern Syria over the fringe, and the PKK.

In the most bold assault, 44 individuals were executed in July by suspected ISIS suicide planes at Istanbul Ataturk Airport.

Last March, two suicide aircraft executed no less than 40 individuals in Ankara, the capital. A Kurdish renegade gathering guaranteed duty regarding that assault.

On August 10, two blasts executed no less than eight individuals in the southeastern towns of Kizitepe and Diyarbakir. Starting appraisals demonstrated Kurdish activists were behind both assaults, an administration official said.