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Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family Fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, and author of 'The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century's First Muslim Power.' The views expressed are solely those of the author.
(CNN)The modus operandi of Wednesday's deadly bomb attack in Ankara, which targeted off-duty military officers, is reminiscent of similar past attacks carried out by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Russian assistance to Kurds
PKK -- Kurdistan Workers' Party
Militant pro-separatist Kurdish group
PYD -- Party for Democratic Unity
PKK's Syrian affiliate
YPG -- People's Protection Units
PYD's military wing
AKP -- Justice and Development Party
Governing party in Turkey