Turkish PM Says Istanbul Airport Attack Points To ISIL

Turkey's Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim
Turkey’s Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim

Turkey’s Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim has said the attack on the Ataturk airport in Istanbul is likely the work of the Islamic State of Iraq of the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) group.

Tuesday’s attack on Ataturk airport left 36 people dead and another 140 people dead. Officials say that most of the casualties were Turkish citizens as Yildirim siad, “The findings of our security forces point at the Daesh(ISIL) organisation as the perpetrators of this terror attack,”

There have been no claims of responsibility for the attack just yet even as President Recep Erdogan said in a statement,

“If states, as all humanity, fail to join forces and wage a joint fight against terrorist organisations, all the possibilities that we dread in our minds will come true one by one,” he said in a statement.

“It is clear that this attack is not aimed at achieving any result but only to create propaganda material against our country using simply the blood and pain of innocent people.”

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