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Far-left group claims responsibility for attack on U.S. embassy in Ankara

English.news.cn   2013-02-03 00:13:59            

ANKARA, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The outlawed Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack targeting the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Friday, Turkish media reported.

In a statement published on its website, the leftist group justified the attack as retaliation for the U.S. policy in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Libya, according to public broadcaster TRT.

The suicide bomber who killed Friday at least one person and wounded another in the attack on the U.S. embassy is a member of the outlawed leftist group, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday evening, adding that Turkey would stand united against terrorist attacks.


U.S. condemns attack on embassy in Turkey

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Obama administration on Friday strongly denounced the deadly attack on the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey, calling it an act of terror.

"It is a terrorist attack," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters here. "We do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. The attack itself is clearly an act of terror."  Full story

Turkish PM expresses sorrow to U.S. president in message over embassy attack

ANKARA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday sent a message to U.S. President Barack Obama, expressing sorrow over the suicide bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in the Turkish capital of Ankara.

"The terrorist act on the U.S. embassy is also an attack on Turkey. This incident has shown that the continuation and strengthening of the partnership between Turkey and the United States against terrorism is crucial," Erdogan said in his message.  Full story


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