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Turkish court convicts 10 for 2016 attack on Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep

By Rudaw 15/3/2019
Two women embrace during a funeral for a victim of a suicide bombing of a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep that killed 57 people. File photo: Ilyas Akengin/AFP
Two women embrace during a funeral for a victim of a suicide bombing of a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep that killed 57 people. File photo: Ilyas Akengin/AFP
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A Turkish court convicted 10 people on Thursday in connection with a 2016 suicide bombing of a Kurdish wedding in Gaziantep. The Islamic State (ISIS) was blamed for the attack.

On August 20, 2016 a suicide bomber attacked a Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey. Fifty-seven people were killed, more than half of them children. At least 100 people were injured.

A few hours later, mortars landed on the outskirts of Gaziantep, fired from Jarabulus in northern Syria. Turkish forces responded, firing artillery at ISIS positions across the border. 

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blamed ISIS for the attack and said the suicide bomber was a child aged between 12 and 14.

A few days later, Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield – its military offensive in northern Syria aimed at clearing ISIS from its border and preventing Syrian Kurds from expanding their territory west of the Euphrates River. 

Eight of those convicted on Thursday were given aggravated life sentences on charges of premeditated murder, possession of hazardous materials, and membership in a terrorist organization, Anadolu Agency reported. Two others received nine years in prison for membership in a terrorist organization. 

Two people – one of them a minor – were acquitted. 

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Indian | 15/3/2019
What a joke , i enjoyed the laugh , Turkey is a terrorist state ....what are you talking about?
Jay | 15/3/2019
Most likely another stunt orchestrated by Turkey to attack Syria and most likely Kurdish areas. Turkey has orchestrated numerous explosions, coups and shootings in the last few years, blamed it on some opposing parties then carried out aggression. Truth will reveal who is behind it sooner or later.
china | 15/3/2019
https://ahvalnews.com/terrorism/ahval-reveals-top-secret-eu-report-akp-commissioned-isis-ankara-massacre
outlander | 16/3/2019
More than likely this was a false flag operation done by the turks. We all know how they love to kill kurds.
guest2002 | 16/3/2019
turks /isis bombed a Kurdish wedding and invaded Syria to stop Kurdish cantons from joining.it does not get any more obvious than that!!!
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