Erdogan called on March 18 on European countries to stop supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), days after a bombing claimed by Kurdish rebels killed 35 people in Ankara. AFP PHOTO /TURKISH PRIME MINISTER OFFICE/ KAYHAN OZER
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One of the attackers in the Brussels suicide bombings was deported last year from Turkey, and Belgium subsequently ignored a warning that the man was a militant, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.Erdogan's office identified the man as Ibrahim El Bakraoui, one of the two brothers named by Belgium as responsible for the attacks that killed at least 31 people in Brussels on Tuesday and were claimed by the Islamic State group.Turkey also notified Dutch authorities, Erdogan said.Erdogan's office confirmed that Bakraoui was deported to the Netherlands.
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