first published on October 10, 2015 by Josh
October 10th, 2015 two explosions rock a peace rally in Ankara Turkey.
Multiple explosions happened at a train station as a group of Kurdish peoples rallied to begin a peace protest. They were protesting the current conflict between the Turkish state, and Kurdish fighters in Southeast Turkey.
The first blast occurred at 10:00 am (7:00 GMT) with a second following just moments afterwards. Early reports indicate that at least 80 people were killed, and upwards of 200 more injured. Early investigations indicate that there were 2 suicide bombers involved in the attack.
At this time no specific groups have stepped forward to take responsibility for the attacks.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has called for a national period of mourning that will last for 3 days. At a recent press conference he stated “We are confident that there is no single citizen who doesn’t share the deep sorrow for those who have lost their loved ones in these attacks.”