Terrorist Bomb Blast In Turkish Town Leaves Dozens Dead: Moment Of Explosion Caught On Video

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Several hours ago, in yet another deadly bomb attack attributed to ISIS, at least 27 people were killed and more than 100 others injured in a powerful explosion in the town of Suruc in southeastern Turkey, 10 km from the Syrian border and across from the heavily contested town of Kobane in Syria where surprise ISIS attacks killed more than 200 people last month.

As Xinhua reports, the blast hit the garden of Amara Cultural Center of Suruc district in Sanliurfa province, near the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab, according to private NTV news channel.

Deputy of pro-Kurdish People's Democracy Party (HDP) was quoted as saying that a group was making a press statement about the "rebuilding of Kobane town" when the blast occurred at the cultural center.

The cause of the blast was immediately unclear but Suruc District Governor Abdullah Ciftci said it might have been a suicide bomb. Subsequently Reuters reported that an official confirmed that the attack is indeed a terrorist attack.

Cited by RT, the Tukrish Interior Ministry said that "we call on everyone to stand together and remain calm in the face of this terrorist attack which targets the unity of our country.  saw more than 20 bodies. I think the number of wounded is more than 50. They are still being put into ambulances," a witness told Reuters by telephone shortly after the blast.

"Ambulances and private cars are picking up the wounded. Many were killed - 20 or 30. I am going to the hospital to help out," Adham Basho, a local politician, also said.

At least 300 members of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations (SGDF), mostly students, were staying at the Amara Cultural Center aiming to assist the rebuilding of Kobane, which is across the border from Suruc.

"Some 400 people across Turkey came to the district on Monday morning in order to cross into Kobane town. We think the perpetrators of the attack are from the Islamic State. It is a suicide bomb," Ismail Kaplan, district chairman of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) said.

It is not immediately clear what caused the blast in the town, some 10km (6.2 miles) from the Syrian border town of Kobani, which was the scene of surprise Islamic State attacks that killed more than 200 people last month. Turkiyegazetesi.com reports it appears to have been a cluster bomb explosion.

Twitter footage from ground shows the extent of the devastation:

The actual moment the deadly explosion went off was captured by a Twitter account which for bomb experts should provide some information what sort of explosive device was used.

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JustObserving's picture

Turkey has engaged in an undeclared war against Syria.  Turkey trained ISIS.  Payback is a bitch.

For three years, the US, along with the Gulf states and Turkey, poured billions into “opposition” groups, supposedly to unnamed “moderates,” but in reality to Al Qaeda-linked Sunni groups such as al-Nusra and ISIS to spearhead a sectarian war. The US, Turkey and Jordan have operated a base in Jordan where US instructors trained dozens of ISIS members. In an article last year, the New York Times confirmed that the CIA assisted Arab governments and Turkey by airlifting weaponry to these groups in Jordan and Turkey. The Guardian reported last March that British and French instructors were also involved.

Other ISIS members were trained near Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey, where US forces are based. After completing their training, they went to Syria and later Iraq


JustObserving's picture

Here is Turkey's detailed involvement in the war in Syria:

Turkey’s Troubling War on Syria June 25, 2015

In Syria, the war to overthrow the secular government in Damascus has attracted Islamic militants from around the world, but they have relied on funding and support from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and – perhaps most importantly – Turkey, where an election reflected growing popular resistance to this war policy, writes Rick Sterling.

The following examples show the extent of Turkish involvement in the war on Syria:

–Turkey hosts the Political and Military Headquarters of the armed opposition. Most of the political leaders are former Syrians who have not lived there for decades.

–Turkey provides home base for armed opposition leaders. As quoted in the Vice News video “Syria: Wolves of the Valley”: “Most of the commanders actually live in Turkey and commute in to the fighting when necessary.”

–Turkey’s intelligence agency MIT has provided its own trucks for shipping huge quantities of weapons and ammunition to Syrian armed opposition groups. According to court testimony, they made at least 2,000 trips to Syria.

–Turkey is suspected of supplying the chemical weapons used in Ghouta in August 2013 as reported by Seymour Hersh here. In May 2013, Nusra fighters were arrested in possession of sarin but quickly and quietly released by Turkish authorities.

–Turkey’s foreign minister, top spy chief and senior military official were secretly recorded plotting an incident to justify Turkish military strikes against Syria. A sensational recording of the meeting was publicized, exposing the plot in advance and likely preventing it from proceeding.

more at


YHC-FTSE's picture

My initial thoughts on this horrible incident ran along the same lines: ISIS biting the hand that feeds it.

Mind you, having listened to the leaked audio recording between top Turkish diplomats and intelligence officials in March last year discussing the possibility of a false flag attack on their own country from inside Syria to give them the pretext to launch an attack on Syria, I'd take whatever happens in Turkey with a large pinch of salt.

ATM's picture

They have always dreamed of the new Ottoman Empire.

RabbitChow's picture

DOn't know if it's ISIS or not.  US trained ISIS during Iraq occupation, and then shipped arms to Syrian ISIS by way of Libya (Benghazi rat line organized by the CIA). 

More likely a pro-Turkic group bombing a Kurdish group.  Everybody in that area hates the Kurds, especially Turkey and Iraq.  Sadam Husseing would routinely gas them while Turkey would routinely bomb them to minimize their cries for their own country.

LoneStarHog's picture

Not ISIS...It is ISUS (Islamic State United States)...The US (CIA, et.al) created it so the creators should be reflected in the name.

WTFRLY's picture

ISIS should stand for Israel Supported Independent Salafists...

BoPeople's picture
BoPeople (not verified) JustObserving Jul 20, 2015 7:52 AM

I disagree. Only governments execute random acts of terror. They do it as a means to control the people.

If people fight back, then they go after leadership. But people, unlike the evil leadership, are basically good and so you see very little fight.

BTW, it would not be terror unless it was caught on video. And, so the controllers are caught in a bit of a trap. They must publicize events and make them theater for manipulation purposes and yet every time they do, they are exposed by the obvious theatrical nature of it.

Puncher75's picture

People are not "basically good". They are basically flawed

Ignatius's picture

"Only governments execute random acts of terror."  Incorrect.

Selective terror ("random") can be commited by states or by individuals (insurgency).  State terror (war) is unique in that by destroying infrastructure it deprives people of providing for their livelihood in addition to terrorizing them.

Is the state involved?  They sure could be, Turkey's done it before.

God rest their souls.

Brazen Heist's picture

IS is sayin something to Turkey.

Omega_Man's picture

Turks may have done it themselves

Calmyourself's picture

Cuz' Turks love Kurds so much ohh and Armenians they love them too...  Took them for a tour of the desert they liked them soo much..  Taqiyya; never trust a people whose religion explicitly empowers liars.

WTFRLY's picture

This bullshit ISIS group is the new Al Qaeda. Al-CIA-da. Same border region where they move weapons and fighters across and Turkish government lets them. Also same region where American reporter Serena Shim was killed when she discovered evidence of western assets being used by ISIS groups. 


White House still ignores murder of American reporter Serena Shim who filmed western aid to ISIS

cheech_wizard's picture

Use google translate next time. At least the words get spelled correctly.

McCormick No. 9's picture

Ismail Kaplan? I smell a rat.

MFL8240's picture

Not important, need to stay focused on Gay lifestyle and the price of Google.  Best spy machine on the planet!

blabam's picture

Mossad right? 

omrizario's picture

Nope. islam, religion of peace. I bet the attacker wasn't an atheist.

IReallyDontCare's picture

Hiltler was a Catholic, what point are you trying to make?  Falling for the propaganda makes you dehumanise an entire people so murdering them is that much easier.

messystateofaffairs's picture

Frankenstein is on the loose. He is not happy and is looking for his creators. When the time comes and the fear and hate are mature, are the sons and daughters of mothers and fathers going to be called to arms to deal with Frankenstein? Mothers should know that the leaders of their defending children will be those who created Frankenstein.

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asfffasfff (not verified) Jul 20, 2015 7:25 AM

golem in action


lol kaplan

new game's picture

terrorism is an act against humanity, so therfore rise to the occasion and join in, yeh all the fun of sneaking around to kill anothre human that doesn't believe allah or jesus is da king.

 wow, what a truely fucked up mess- homo sapiens, tyme to be gone atheistic galt...

Cold-Pragmatism's picture

So does this mean the US are going to start hitting IS with drones in Turkey now?

Just keeping track here.

So question, what if IS starts an all out base in Turkey, and Turkey does nothing to hinder it, will the US drone Turkey? How will the Kurds react?

You know here is a scary thought, everybody and his dog knows that the Pakistani ISI (that is I.S.I don't get it confused with I.S!!) has a close working arrangement with the Taliban, all because the Pakistani's prefer to have the Taliban to work with than a US puppet government in Afghanistan. SO! What if Turkey feels the same way about IS, they'd rather have IS than say an Iranian or US puppet government in Syria and Iraq?

Am I the only one who see's the similarity between Pakistan(ISI)/Taliban and Turkey/IS? Afterall the Turks really don't want the Kurds to become autonomous, that would really cause a lot of internal problems with their Kurds.

Isn't all this becoming very interesting?

How about that Obama? BFF with Iran now, causes everyone else to panic in the Middle East, causes countries like Turkey to counter your move to now secretly supporting IS against the Kurds, even their own Turkish Kurds, which is what this bomb was targeting.We shall soon see, if the Turkish do anything noteworthy to go after these bomb perpetrators.

Nice job Obama. First you alienate Israel, and now it may just appear that Turkey may starting feeling betrayed too.

George Bush left a nightmare, Obama you're building an apocolypse.  

ebworthen's picture

I'm so tired of this shit.

Who was that masked man's picture

Try some different shit, you'll feel so much better.

Pullmyfinger's picture

"ISIS" is merely a continuous false-flag operation, sponsored by the CIA and supplied by NATO with $billion convoys.

Deutsche-Welle video report on NATO supply lines to ISIS:


TIME Admits ISIS Bringing Arms, Fighters in From NATO Territory


ISIS’ Bloody Footprints Lead From NATO Territory


etc., etc...

But what really sickens me is that the neocon-controlled West has now begun destroying ruins of the ancient world, for no other purpose than to erase the last vestiges of regional identity throughout the MIddle East.

The Agenda Behind ISIS’ Cultural Genocide


First appeared:http://journal-neo.org/2014/12/17/isis-bloody-footprints-lead-from-nato-terr

smacker's picture

Even if one dismisses some of the content in these NEO articles as anti-American/NATO rhetoric, the facts they publish are, well, facts, which are known about in the West, if not reported by Western MSM since it is a mouthpiece of Washington and its NATO allies.


We now have the revelation two days ago that -- after being denied permission by Parliament for bombing attacks inside Syria some while ago -- it turns out UK PM Cameron has been doing it anyway regardless. He now plans to step them up without even consulting Parliament. He is following HRH Tony Blair at being a war criminal since such bombing will inevitably kill innocent civilians and it has no permission from the UN. He would be very hard pushed to claim that ISIS was a threat to British National Security. It's more likely that bombing them will create that threat.


Pullmyfinger's picture

Spot on. It's gruesomely fascinating to observe the acceleration of corruption and the growing disregard for the rule of law throughout Western governments. And Cameron, of course, is a primary example of the "banality of evil" that the world is more accustomed to seeing during war-crimes trials.

Personally, I feel that much of this is due to some kind of last minute panic, being prompted as much by, "well, we're so close to our goals now, who cares?" --as the opposite: "Crap! We better get an iron grip on all this now and push it to the limit, or we're going to utterly fail!"


smacker's picture

"Spot on. It's gruesomely fascinating to observe the acceleration of corruption and the growing disregard for the rule of law throughout Western governments."

I've definitely noticed that in recent years in Western countries, geo-politically and also domestically. Whilst at the same time spewing out reams of new laws to control and criminalise their own citizens.

Monetas's picture
Monetas (not verified) Jul 20, 2015 8:01 AM

The victims are KURDS .... from Syria or Turkey or Kurdistan .... they believed Erdogan was giving them safe haven .... from the fighting in Kobane .... Obama pretends to help .... but, he's with ISIS and Erdogan and the Sunnis .... he's also with Iran .... he's a Muslim !

Pullmyfinger's picture

Your medication is wearing off and you're riding the short-bus to the Looneyville Mall.

The Delicate Genius's picture
The Delicate Genius (not verified) Who was that masked man Jul 20, 2015 10:42 AM

try again.

Martian Moon's picture

They are

Just last week rockets into Eilat

But you just see the news you  want to see

The Delicate Genius's picture
The Delicate Genius (not verified) Martian Moon Jul 20, 2015 10:48 AM

you mean "ISIS -affiliated" "militants" who fired 3 grad rockets into Israeli wasteland, again?

come on, brother.

No one is buying it.

Israel is using proxies in sinai, gaza, and lebanon to fire a harmless rocket now and then - always in the news - to keep its victim role and to have a pretext for its next aggression.

It's just how Israel is.

Martian Moon's picture

What of the 100 Egyptian police and military just killed in Sinai, same time as the rockets

Also Israel... nope



22winmag's picture

Perhaps it was McVeigh on the grassy knoll with his Mannlicher-Carcano bomb.

1stepcloser's picture

Soros funded firework

847328_3527's picture

Blowback is so nasty.

Quinvarius's picture

It looks like that guy in the middle.  The girl looks over at him just before he blows.  Or maybe not.  It looks like it might be behind him.

WTFUD's picture

D'uh! I lost a testicle in an explosion but fortunately, a freak of nature, i was born with 3 and although my penis has had to form a whole new physiological relationship with the current dynamic, all 3 parties accept the enforced austerity measures.

vq1's picture

worsening economics leads to increasing extremism.