December 14, 2016 / 11:33 AM / in a year

Turkey under attack from terror groups, must respond in kind: Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is facing the biggest attack in its history from terrorist groups and needs to retaliate in kind, President Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech to local administrators in the presidential palace on Wednesday.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets people as he arrives at the site of Saturday's blasts, in Istanbul, Turkey, December 12, 2016. REUTERS/Yagiz Karahan

Turkey has been hit by a series of bombings blamed on Islamic State and Kurdish militants this year and is pursuing a crackdown on the followers of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom it blames for a failed coup attempt in July.

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk and Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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