Reyhanli-Gate: The Cover Up & Changing Story on the Turkey-Syria Border Town Bombing

Did the Rift between the Turkey’s AKP Government & Imam Fethullah Gülen’s Cult Lead to the Death of 52 Turkish Citizens?

By Peter Edel

Reyhanli, a town in the Turkish province of Hatay near the Syrian border, was hit last month by a double bomb attack - 52 dead victims, a sad record. Seventeen Turkish Marxists were arrested. Allegedly they committed the crime on command of the Mukhabarat, the secret police of the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

The criticism of the Turkish government regarding its policy on Syria became almost omnipresent in Turkey after the assault on Reyhanli. In the town itself a massive demonstration against the government resulted in a confrontation with the riot police. Ironically the large majority in Hatay voted for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). [Read more...]