Ankara Terror Attack Death Toll Climbs to 95
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The death toll in the twin bomb blasts in the Turkish capital of Ankara has risen to 95, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s office announced Saturday
“The incident claimed the lives of 95 citizens,” the press release stated, adding that 48 of the 246 injured were in intensive care.
Davutoglu said earlier the suspected suicide attacks outside a central train station during a pro-Kurdish peace rally may have been carried out by either the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadist group.
Turkey has launched a two-pronged military campaign against both groups on its southern borders and in Syria over the summer in response to a surge in terrorist attacks.
Neither hardline organization is yet to claim responsibility for the deadly bombings.
Over 10,000 People Rally in Istanbul After Ankara Terror Attack
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Almost 10,000 Turkish citizens took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday condemning twin blasts in Ankara, which claimed the lives of at least 86 peace protesters, local media reported.The protesters patrolled by numerous police officers marched down Istanbul’s central street, according to the Turkish IMC television channel.
Thousands of protesters take part in a march against the deadly attack earlier in Ankara on October 10, 2015 at the Istiklal avenue in Istanbul.
Some people carried banners reading “the state is a killer” and “we know the killers”, blaming the Turkish government for the deadly attack.
Rallies were also carried out in other Turkish cities, including Batman and Diyarbakir, where the police used tear gas to disperse the protesters.