Reuters quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Fellow Aaron Stein on the implications of the recent bombing in Turkey near the Syrian border:

The blast came after a series of attacks on the Kurdish HDP party in the run-up to a June 7 election in Turkey, including two small bombs at a political rally in the city of Diyarbakir, which the party blamed on Islamic State sympathisers.

“What gives us pause about this attack is that while the others were haphazard and sloppy … the size of this explosion suggests something more sophisticated,” said Aaron Stein, an Atlantic Council fellow who specialises on Turkey and Syria.

“That would suggest organisation beyond a lone wolf cooking up something in their kitchen.”

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