Erdogan says no weakness of interlligence in Reyhanli blasts
Speaking to reporters at Ankara's Esenboga Airport prior to departure for the United States for talks with US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused any intelligence weakness in Saturday's twin car bombings in the southern town of Reyhanli near the Syrian border, resulting in deaths of 51 people. "I don't think there was a weakness of intelligence. Considering that our intelligence departments, both the security forces and the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) are capable of catching such mobility in the region, it means they had only preliminary information. There might be disconnection between the security forces and the intelligence service," Erdogan said, pledging that his government would do what is necessary if there is any intelligence weakness. In his address to the Justice and Development (AKP) deputies earlier on Tuesday, Erdogan explained that the powers behind the Reyhanli blasts have been identified to great extent." The culprits of this atrocious attack have been confirmed to be an organization in Turkey linked to Syrian regime and the perpetrators have been confirmed to be Turkish citizens. So far 13 have been detained and the investigation continues," stated Erdogan.