Turkey in mourning after deadly Ankara blasts

Turkey has begun three days of mourning after deadly explosions killed and wounded scores of people at a peace rally in the capital, Ankara. The attack threatens to exacerbate the country’s ethnic tensions.

Turkey started its official mourning period on Sunday after the twin blasts at a peace rally of leftist and pro-Kurdish activists in the capital the day before killed at least 95 people and wounded hundreds of others in what was the country’s deadliest attack in years. The death toll is likely to rise, with dozens of people still in intensive care.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu declared three days of mourning on Saturday after the attacks, suggesting that Kurdish rebels or “Islamic State” (IS) group militants were to blame. No one has so far claimed responsibility for the bombings, which Davutoglu said bore “strong signs” of having been carried out by one or more suicide attackers.

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