Ankara Massacre to be Brought Before the United Nations Security Council

10 October’s Ankara bombing, which left over a hundred people dead and hundreds of others wounded, will be brought up to the agenda of the United Nations’ Security Council.

October 23, 2015
ANKARA – ANF

10 October’s Ankara bombing, which left over a hundred people dead and hundreds of others wounded, will be brought up to the agenda of the United Nations’ Security Council.

Senem Doğanoğlu, a lawyer for the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (TİHV), called attention to the role of the Turkish state and government in the deadly twin blasts in the heart of the Turkish capital.

Stressing that such a suicide attack cannot possibly be carried out without the knowledge of the state, TİHV lawyer said this was not only a matter of “security weakness” but an “involvement of the state from a to z”. Doğanoğlu commented that the Turkish state deliberately and purposedly unrecognized and disregarded the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Describing Turkish Prime Minister’s remarks “We have a list of suicide bombers” as an admittance of guilt, Doğanoğlu said; “The Prime Minister admitted their guilt before the international community. He preferred to do nothing despite having an already available list of perpetrators, which constitutes a particular deliberateness and a crime against humanity with regards to the international criminal law.”

Pointing to the wave of massacre in effect in Turkey since June 5, Doğanoğlu said Ankara bombing also involved a mass murder, injury, disappearance and detention, and described the recent developments as a very harsh process of war in which people are killed and made captives of war.

Lawyer Doğanoğlu said the state itself has been involved in all these incidents, remarking that they will apply to the United Nations’ Security Council to denounce Ankara bombing in order that those responsible for this entire wave of massacre stand before the International Criminal Court.