The Turkish interior ministry said that at least 27 people were killed on Monday in a “terrorist attack” in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria.
At least 27 people were killed and more than 100 others injured in a powerful explosion in southeastern Turkey near the Syrian border on Monday.
Reports say that the blast hit the garden of Amara Cultural Center of Suruc district in Sanliurfa province, near the Syrian town of Kobani.
Deputy of pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party was quoted as saying that a group was making a press statement about the “rebuilding of Kobani town” when the blast occurred at the cultural center.
Suruc is just across the border from the Syrian city of Kobani, the scene of fierce battles between Kurdish groups and the Islamic State group.