Dramatic Footage Shows Moment Deadly Blast Hits Turkish Capital On Sunday

Tyler Durden's picture

It was just a month ago when Ankara was rocked by a blast triggered when a military vehicle passed a car laden with explosives. Dozens of people were killed. 

That, in turn, came shortly after a January attack in Istanbul, where a suicide bomber detonated in a public square, killing several German tourists. 

Sadly, Turkey has become a haven for violence, as the war of attrition between the Erdogan regime and the PKK claims more lives each and every month, while ISIS is occasionally scapegoated to remind everyone that this isn't about Ankara versus the Kurds, it's about the government versus "terrorists." Of course that's a farce designed solely to allow what amounts to a dictator to save face with the international community. 

On Sunday we got more violence out of Ankara, where yet another bomb has exploded causing multiple casualities.

"An explosion has ripped through a park in Ankara, killing and wounding an unknown number of people," The Telegraph writes, citing a senior security official.

According to Reuters, gunfire was heard after the explosion, which hit a transit hub in the Kizilay neighborhood.

Here is the CCTV footage that purportedly shows the blast as well as some stills from the scene:

Predictably, Ankara has now banned media coverage of the aftermath. You can bet the PKK will be blamed in a matter of hours.

Just another day in Erdogan's democratic utopia.

Oh, and who knew what, and when here?

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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

In any power struggle, it is always the common people who suffer the most. It is not the best time to be a puny peon when the giants are rampaging about.

Of course, we are talking about state sponsored terrorism....right?

weburke's picture

you need to know who died. 

whole planes go down to kill one guy when needed. 

Looney's picture

Erdogan for Impalement 2016! ;-)


Manthong's picture

Prayers for the innocent…

But Gollum needs to know what goes around, comes around.

And God knows there are enough explosives and weaponry to go around over there.


HowdyDoody's picture

Bankster: How do we get a war going? Ukraine failed, Syria failed, Turkey might work.

OpenThePodBayDoorHAL's picture

Turkey is the next Syria. Hilary 2016 will make sure it happens.

Vote: Bernie, then Donald.

Surviver22's picture
Surviver22 (not verified) HowdyDoody Mar 13, 2016 2:31 PM


It's the greatest threat global security has ever faced.

All the weapons in the world won't matter once ISIS army kick into gear!


Miles Ahead's picture

"Prayers for the innocent…

Yeah.  In Syria.

In Turkey, not so many innocents until they take to the streets and bring down that government that even North Korea would be ashamed to have.  The people need to rise up. 

Or else Turkey is on the short list for expiration.

ilion's picture

Vipro Markets indications for FX market opening quotes:
EUR/USD 1.11376 - down 11 pips
USD/JPY 113.959 - up 13 pips
GBP/USD 1.43738 - down 2 pips
AUD/USD 0.75440 - down 18 pips

No major impact on FX markets from this Turkish terror event. 

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chicaboomboom (not verified) ilion Mar 13, 2016 3:37 PM

But what if it's somebody's way of WARNING Erdogan again that it's time to attack Russia in Syria? >> http://bit.ly/1SpGAhB

Orc from Mordor's picture

Ukraine failed, Syria failed, Turkey might work.

USA vs Canada would work best and definetely help the global economy.

CheapBastard's picture

"When Giants fight, the grass gets trampled."


[Paraphrasing the famous quote]


trulz4lulz's picture

I agree. However, in a "democracy" we should get to vote. Up arrow for impalement; down arrow for a "buckwheat".

lincolnsteffens's picture

Last Sunday I told my son "Though I am powerless to stop you, I am very unhappy that you are going to Turkey." He arrived this Thursday in Istanbul. I will be counting the hours until he leaves on Tuesday. He said he does not feel safe in the USA anymore and neither do I.

Nowhere left to hide.

HowdyDoody's picture

On March 11, “The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that there is information regarding a potential terrorist plot to attack Turkish government buildings and housing located in the Bahçelievler area of Ankara. U.S. citizens should avoid this area, ...  We advise U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings and local events, monitor local news stations for updates, and follow local authority instructions,”

See, the USG has your interests in mind when it encourages or arranges these false flags.



radiobomb's picture

yes Cog, ...it's what Turkey does best ...

slammin_dude's picture

99% of it always is...so i'm going to go with state sponsored and enacted...prob by erdogan himself

Johnny Caine's picture

This is Syrian payback for 5 years of murder. You don't Syria. Pound for pound probably the toughest people on the planet.

Miles Ahead's picture

Pound for pound probably the toughest people on the planet.

Thanks for your support for Syrians in any case.

But off topic, for that "tough" title, I'm taking the Scottish any day :)  Why they continue to bend over for the Queen et al is still a mystery to me though.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

Viz the Scots - don't overlook that the Scottish King James VI was invited down to England to assume the English Crown, becoming James I of England. Therefore, their damn' Queen (give or take William of Orange, and then the Hanoverians, admittedly).

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture
KesselRunin12Parsecs (not verified) Mar 13, 2016 1:15 PM

One must exercise caution when deep frying a Turkey

StackShinyStuff's picture

it was PKK  there i said it

Insurrexion's picture



This is what America will look like this summer.

Saddam Miser's picture

Blonde hair and big tits everywhere? Very well...I accept.

Miles Ahead's picture

As long as they leave when the summer is over and are replaced by brunettes and redheads... with glasses.

cwsuisse's picture

It is high time we pull Turkey into the EU and educate them as recently suggested by leading German politicians.

Troy Ounce's picture



video footage rip

A Lunatic's picture

Clearly tougher explosives laws are needed......

lincolnsteffens's picture

Turkey should make it manditory to have a licence to posess bombs.

HenryHall's picture

And Merkel wants to ease visa restrictions for Turks?!

Actually Merkel wants her head examined (to paraphrase Sam Goldwyn).

Chuckster's picture

Merkel should have her head examined 3D and every other God damn way they can dream up.

Amish Hacker's picture

Erdogan is scarier than anyone else on the Middle East stage. The Kurds will pay for this false flag.

HoserF16's picture

Erdogan is blowing-up his own citizens and blaming the Kurds. A page right out of Hiltlers Playbook. NATO won't fall for it. Trurkey has made their bed. Now they must sleep in it. Good luck ass holes. Russia is itching to blow your ass back to the stone age where it belongs.

Griffin's picture

Angela Merkel is working hard on securing Turkey passport free travel within Schengen, and fast tracking Turkey into the EU.

When will we start categorizing the EU as a terrorist organisation ?.

BubbaJones's picture

Cue blaming the Kurds, the Russians and Assad.

Allen_H's picture

The people do not want to get rid of the sultan cErdogon and his family of evil, this is what they get in return.

Lorca's Novena's picture

The blowback of "Democracy", oh, wait, its Turkey.... who gives a damn. Too bad Erdogan wasnt Ghaddafi'd during the process.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

I wouldn't put a stunt like this past Sanders or Hillary. 

WTFUD's picture

Happening to the Kurds every day in Cizre but no Smedia Fanfare

HowdyDoody's picture

RT report from Cirze. Remember, when you see the destruction, this is Turkey, not Syria. And it is being done by a dictator 'against his own people'.


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Theonewhoknows (not verified) Mar 13, 2016 1:42 PM

Bigger picture with situation in Syria is trickling down to 'wannabe superpowers' like Turkey - But it will be big boys fighting USA and mother Russia. But what is really cooking up in the long run is China as the biggest contender on the global scene! Check this analysis http://independenttrader.org/us-vs-china-the-escalation-of-the-conflict.html

HowdyDoody's picture

China is the first customer for the S-400 system which means Russia's S-500 system is near operational.



Chuckster's picture

Better there than here!  Wake up middle America!  We are in a shit storm and most of the turds have legs.

Road Hazard's picture

Hmm, I wonder if they'll find Syrian passports or maybe.............wait for it.............RUSSIAN passports?


Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Putin's passport, if you're going to lie; do it big.

Raul44's picture

Bigger lie is easier to believe than small lie.