Protesters descend on Ankara after deadly Turkey terror attack

Thousands of people gathered in Ankara on Sunday to demonstrate after Turkey suffered its worst terrorist attack in history over the weekend.

Ankara, Turkey.

Ankara, Turkey. Image by Jorge Franganillo / CC BY 2.0-

The attack on Saturday in Ankara, the Turkish capital, hit a peaceful left-wing rally attended by trade unionists and the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party. At least 128 people were killed and another 200 injured in the twin bomb blasts, which the government have attributed to a terrorist organisation such as IS although nobody has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack. Angry protesters on Sunday claimed the government had failed to provide adequate security at the event and the chant ‘Thief and murderer, Erdogan’ was heard among the crowd. Turkey has declared three days of national mourning following the attack. Read more: theguardian.com

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