Reports from Turkish media indicate a significant explosion reverberated through the heart of Ankara, near the Parliament and Ministry of Interior Affairs on Sunday. The cause of the explosion remains unclear as investigations are underway.
As Parliament prepared to resume sessions after a summer recess, the Minister of Interior Affairs in Turkey revealed that a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive device in proximity to the ministry. Additionally, a second assailant was reportedly killed in a confrontation with the police, AP reported.
Ali Yerlikaya, the Minister, informed the public that two police officers sustained minor injuries during the incident. The attack unfolded just hours before the scheduled reopening of Parliament, adding an element of heightened tension to the political landscape in the Turkish capital, Ankara.