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President Erdogan condoles with family of Turkiye citizen killed by PKK terrorist group

October 2, 2023 at 6:25 pm

Mikail Bozlagan, Turkish veterinarian murdered by PKK terrorist group on September 30, 2023 [@trthaber/X]

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Monday extended his condolences to the family of Mikail Bozlagan, who was killed by the PKK terrorist group, Anadolu Agency reports.

Erdogan sent a message to Bozlagan’s family, conveying his condolences and offering his sympathy.

The perpetrators of Sunday’s foiled terrorist attack in the Turkish capital, Ankara, used a car they stole from a civilian they murdered, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The links of one of the dead attackers to the terrorist group PKK have been confirmed, the ministry said, adding that an investigation of the other terrorist continues.

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The vehicle used in the attack was stolen from a Turkish citizen named Mikail Bozlagan, who worked as a veterinary health technician in Develi in the central Kayseri province, said the Ministry.

He was murdered by the terrorists and his vehicle was stolen, according to the statement.

Two police officers were slightly injured when one of the two terrorists on Sunday morning blew himself up in front of the Security Directorate General in the capital.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkiye, the US and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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