Erdogan’s ominous foretelling of Brussels attacks: Premonition or Freudian slip?
Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned European countries that they could become a victim of terrorist attacks like the car bombing in the Turkish capital on March 13 that killed 37 people. And the only city that came to his mind as an example of a possible target was the Belgian capital Brussels.
“There is no reason why the bomb that exploded in Ankara cannot explode in Brussels, in any other European city,” Erdogan said during a Friday speech to commemorate a famous World War I battle in the Turkish coastal town of Canakkale.
A few days later on Tuesday, two bomb attacks at Brussels airport killed at least 14 people and left nearly 100 people wounded, while a separate bombing in a metro station killed around 20 people and injured about 100 more.