Security Council Condemns Terrorist Attack in Turkey
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack of 20 July in Suruc, Turkey, killing 32 and injuring over 100 people.
In a unanimous statement, the 15-member council “underlined the need to bring perpetrators of these reprehenhttp:/www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11979.doc.htmsible acts of terrorism to justice.”
The Members also stressed:
“the need to combat by all means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed.”
The explosion killed 32 people and wounded about a hundred others, who are university students. This was the deadliest attack in Turkey since 2013, and this attack was the ISIS’s first suicide attack on Turkish soil.
This attack seems to make Turkish government change its policies against ISIS and it can be expected any kind military response. Today Turkish government, issued a closed decree of Council of Ministers which is about USA-Turkey cooperation on fighting against ISIS. However, such an option is questionable regarding international law. Turkey should seek for international backing and legitimize and legalize it’s any kind of military involvement before initiating cross-border operations.