SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- A pro-Kurdish lawmaker has called for a state investigation into claims that ISIL Takfiri militants have used Turkish soil to carry out an attack on the Syrian border city of Kobani.
People’s Democratic Party lawmaker, Faysal Sariyildiz, on Sunday pressed Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu over Ankara’s possible role in the incident.
“Has any investigation been launched yet into the allegations that an explosive-laden car, said to be coming from Turkey, exploded as it crossed into Kobani from the Mursitpinar border post?” Sariyildiz said in a written parliamentary question to Davutoglu.
On Saturday, Kurdish sources reported that the explosives-laden vehicle had come from Turkish territory.
Sariyildiz also demanded answers on whether the Turkish government evacuated border villages for security reasons or facilitating the transition of ISIL militants on the border with Syria.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said on Saturday that the ISIL militants were firing on the positions held by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) from inside Turkish territory.
At least 17 ISIL terrorists and seven Kurdish fighters were reportedly killed during skirmishes between the two sides on Saturday.
Observers argue that Turkey has the military and technical knowhow to be aware of such operations in advance.
Ankara has denied that the car involved in the strike had come from its territory.
Turkey, which has a 900 kilometer border with Syria, has been criticized by the international community for allowing militants to freely pass into Syria.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said in a Friday interview with the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen TV that Turkey was impeding efforts to counter the ISIL.
Muallem also called on the United Nations to force Turkey into applying more controlling measures on its borders to stop militants from joining the ISIL in Syria.
The ISIL terrorists currently control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have committed terrible atrocities in both countries, including mass executions and beheading of local residents as well as foreign nationals.