ANKARA – Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday said Turkey was investigating the Islamic State (ISIS) group as the prime suspect in the bombings on a weekend peace rally in Ankara that killed 97 people.
“Looking at how the incident took place, we are probing Daesh as our first priority,” Davutoglu said, using an alternative Arabic acronym for ISIS.
He said that the attacks were definitely carried out by two suicide bombers.
“We are close to identifying one of the bombers,” he told NTV television, adding that this would help name the organization behind the attacks.
Davutoglu however remained cautious, saying that authorities were investigating three groups including Islamic State but also the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) as “potential suspects.”
“It would not be accurate to give an indication right now,” he said.
‘Two male suicide bombers’
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