Turkey, Ankara: Turkey Prime Minister (PM ) Ahmet Davutoğlu said, country will develop a new security approach and mechanism for the capital city of Ankara, following a nearly five hour security meeting with his seniors and officials in the aftermath of the February 17 car bomb attack, which claimed 28 death. PM added, “Every province has special (security) needs, that Ankara has a special position as it it is the capital hosting many government, state and opposition buildings, along with envoys of many countries.
The city has gone under a social change in years and is no more a city of bureaucracy, the prime minister said. “No security concept can succeed without people’s support,” Davutoğlu said, asking for help from Ankara locals. Now the ball is on the Interior Ministry’s and the governor’s side to schedule the plan. Such plans will be developed for all provinces across Turkey, he said.
The number of suspects detained for links to the Ankara attack increased to 22, according to the prime minister. Some of the suspects are linked to a crime organization that was involved in stealing the vehicle used in the but the majority was linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), he said.
Davutoğlu said the attack was openly organized by the PKK -YPG, calling on citizens not to let an “operation of perception.” “No measures can perfectly remove risks. We have to protect freedoms,” Davutoğlu said while commenting on criticism over measures against terrorism. 103 people were killed in a suicide attack on Nov. 10, 2015 in Ankara. The officials said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was responsible.