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US scepticism on blame for Turkey attack exposes growing split

February 19
18:46 2016

Turkey has pinned the blame for a deadly attack in Ankara on Syrian Kurdish fighters — but its assertions have been greeted with scepticism from chief NATO ally the United States in a rare and increasingly acrimonious split. Just a day after Wednesday's attack on a convoy of military buses left 28 people dead, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said investigators had already worked out it was a joint operation by Turkey-based Kurdish militants and their counterparts in Syria. Syria's Democratic Union Party (PYD) denied any involvement in the bombing, which comes against the backdrop of a growing hostility over the role of the Syrian Kurds in the five-year civil war.

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