Netanyahu condemns deadly Ankara terrorist attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemns a car bombing in Ankara, Turkey, that left at least 37 dead and dozens wounded.

“Israel expresses solidarity with the Turkish people in the war against terrorism and calls on the international community to unite in the fight against terrorism,” reads a statement issued Sunday evening by the Prime Minister’s Office.

Turkish authorities arrested at least 29 people in anti-terror raids and fighter jets struck Kurdish separatist targets in Iraq on Monday, CNN reports, citing Turkey’s semiofficial Anadolu agency. The raids and airstrikes targeted members and facilities of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, a separatist group that has been responsible for other attacks in Turkey.

People carry an injured person after an explosion in the busy center of Turkish capital, Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, March 13, 2016. (AP)
People carry an injured person after an explosion in the busy center of Turkish capital, Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, March 13, 2016. (AP)

“Terror organizations and their pawns are targeting our innocent citizens in the most immoral and heartless way as they lose the fight against our security forces,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement while vowing to bring “down terror to its heels.”

Turkish authorities have not said who they believe is behind the attack.

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