DISINFO: The latest series of terrorist attacks in Turkey (31
  • Outlet: BezPolitickeKorektnosti (archived)*
  • Date of publication: January 09, 2017
  • Outlet language(s): Czech
  • Reported in: Issue 54
  • Countries / regions discussed: Turkey
West Secret services

DISINFO: The latest series of terrorist attacks in Turkey (31


The latest series of terrorist attacks in Turkey (31. 12. – Istanbul, 5. 1. – Izmir) were orchestrated by agents of Western secret services.


No evidence presented for the claims. Furthermore, ISIS claimed responsibility for the New Year’s attack at Istanbul’s Reina nightclub. Recently, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said that a intelligence organization was involved, however no Western secret services have been mentioned. An offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for the car incident in Izmir.


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