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Ankara bombing: A draw-back to helping refugees and migrants

Updated on March 14, 2016

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Europe has had its fair share of the influx of migrants and refugees recently. This incident has placed most countries under the spotlight, including Turkey. Turkey, in my opinion needs to be congratulated on successfully accepting a mammoth number of the migrants and refugees, mostly from Syria. Eyebrows have been raised over demands made by Turkey from European Union to help take care of those migrants and refugees as most European countries are not ready to accept the migrants and refugees into Europe.

One of the major fears of the citizens of European countries is the possibility of radical Muslims or terrorists who often indulge in suicide bombing attacks, making it successfully into Europe. This fear has been heightened by the recent suicide bombing that took place in the Turkish capital Ankara on Sunday, killing about 36 people.

Suspicions have been raised over the possibility of the attack being masterminded by Kurdish rebels, the PKK (an outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party). They are known to be resident in the south-eastern part of Turkey. The president of Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made a vow to rain terror on the terrorists. The PKK is known to have links with both terrorist and non-terror groups in Syria and Iraq.

In this light, it is expedient that European countries like Germany and others, who have accepted most of the migrants and refugees from Syria, tighten their security system to ensure that no terrorist among the refugees would be able to perpetrate such heinous act in their cities.

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