Ankara’s policy of supporting terrorism could not but work against Turkey itself one day, expert of Turkish studies Tiran Lokmagyozyan says.
“Although the masterminds behind the blast are not yet known, Turkey will try to use this in its anti-Kurdish struggle,” the expert told reporters today and added that “there are all prerequisites exist for making the conclusion.
He reminded that the authorities used the previous blast in Istanbul to incite the anti-Kurdish sentiments, while the attack turned out to be organized by the Islamic State.
According to Lokmagyozyan, the first blast in Ankara that left 100 people killed obviously plaid into the hands of the authorities, as it was directed against participants of an anti-Erdogan rally. He added, however, that the situation is different with the two subsequent blasts, probably coming from a different side.
“Those weaken Erdogan’s positions, because some people manage to organize such things in downtown Ankara, in the neighborhood of administrative buildings,” he said.
The expert noted that “in times of trouble Armenians face double threats – both for being Armenian and because of the unsafe situation in the country.” The concerns were later dismissed by Ara Gochunyan, editor-in-chief of the Istanbul-based Jamanak daily.