WORLD NEWS AP – The ECIPS issued an LEVEL RED International Terror Alert for Turkey on Tuesday. This comes after an terror attack where there were at least 31 victims of a bomb blast that ripped through a rally earlier on Monday in the Turkish border town of Suruc near the route D-52.
On late Monday the Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse demonstrators gathered in Istanbul in the wake of one of the deadliest terrorist attacks to rock the country in years. Several hundred activists gathered in Turkey’s largest city Istanbul, to show support for the 31 victims of a blast that ripped through the Amara Cultural Park in the Turkish border town of Suruc.
More than a 100 victims were wounded according to the provincial Governor Izzettin Kucuk told Turkish media. The Turkish government is calling the explosion a suspected suicide bombing. The ECIPS warned and said that there are many Europeans on holiday in Turkey and urged the ruling government to strengthen security in coastal areas to avoid a second Tunisia terror wave.There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu suggested ISIS was responsible for the attack.
The President of the European Centre for Information Policy and Security (ECIPS) Mr. Ricardo Baretzky expressed his condolences to the families of the victims and said that the people of Turkey has to remain strong in the fight against terrorism. He urged the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to unite his people and said the government should take concrete action as not enough were done to secure holiday goers in certain areas of Turkey that appears to be volatile and in high risk places during the Holidays.
The ECIPS responded to the Turkish official’s calls for the international anti-ISIS coalition to “more actively pursue a solution to the crisis in Syria” by saying that Turkey has not requested any assistance of the International Security Risks Watchdog ECIPS to coordinated such international coalition and urged the government to step up its action to do so in its collaboration effort with Europe as it is not too late.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attack and said that “Terror doesn’t have a nation, race or homeland” That is why we have been consistent in underlining the need for a global effort to fight terror.”