While Turkish experts on the Islamist under-world see IBDA-C
as incapable of organising such sophisticated attacks as the Istanbul suicide bombs, they do also point to the fact that as IBDA-C--and other armed Turkish Islamist groups--are weak, this exposes them to the risk of take over.
An unidentified caller to a local news agency said al Qaida and a militant group called the Islamic Great Eastern Raiders' Front, or IBDA-C
, had jointly claimed responsibility for the attacks.
A man calling the semi-officialAnatolia news agency claimed that al Qaida and the militant Islamic Great Eastern Raiders' Front, or IBDA-C
, jointly claimed responsibility for attacks.
ANKARA, Jun 17, 2009 (TUR) -- Council of the European Union (EU) has ruled that PKK, IBDA-C
and DHKP-C shall continue to be included in the union's "Terrorist Organizations List".
CNN Turk said a government office in Istanbul received a phone call shortly after the attacks that these were carried out under the joint responsibility of the al-Qaida international terrorist network and the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front (IBDA-C
), a Turkish militant group.
They are being linked to al Qaida and the Turkish Islamic militant group Ibda-c
Yesterday's bombings were a prime example, with IBDA-C