The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), an offshoot of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in the central province of Kayseri last Saturday that killed 14 soldiers.
The attack targeted a bus carrying off-duty soldiers and civilians on Saturday morning in Kayseri. More than 50 people were also injured in the explosion.
The explosion occurred just as the bus drove past a car carrying explosives. The bomb exploded at an entrance to Erciyes University.
In initial comments, Deputy Prime Minister and Justice and Development Party (AKP) government spokesperson Numan Kurtulmuş blamed PKK for the Kayseri attack.
“All signs point to the PKK,” Kurtulmuş told NTV on Saturday afternoon.
TAK also claimed responsibility for twin bombings in İstanbul on Dec. 10 that killed 45 people and injured 166.