Turkish PM lays carnations at bombing scene in Ankara

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visits bombing scene in Ankara, lays carnations for victims

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish PM Davutoglu on Tuesday laid carnations at the bombing scene in Ankara for the victims of the terror attack.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday visited the bombing scene of the recent terror attack near the main train station in Ankara.

Davutoglu prayed for the victims who were killed in the suicide bombing on Saturday while he laid carnations in memory of them.

Saturday’s deadly bombing killed at least 97 people and injured over 500 in Turkish capital Ankara when thousands of people gathered in front of the city’s main train station where a “peace march” was set to begin on October 10.

The blast was the deadliest terror attack in modern Turkish history, surpassing the 2003 attacks in Istanbul that killed 60 people and were carried out by al-Qaeda.

Ahmet Davutoglu also visited earlier a number of victims who were wounded in the double bomb attack in Ankara.

Accordingly, Prime Minister Davutoglu announced three days of national mourning in the country on the day of the blast.

Davutoglu harshly condemned the terror attack and emphasised the necessity of a joint effort against terrorism, noting that he would meet with opposition party leaders again over the issue.

"This terror attack was aimed at the democracy and peace of our country, at our whole nation," he said following an emergency meeting with top officials in Ankara.

The prime minister added, "the perpetrators of this terror attack, along with the supporting terror organisations will be deservedly punished."

In the meantime, Davutoglu on Monday announced ISIS as the prime suspect of the deadly Ankara bombing saying that officials are close to identifying one of the suspects’ name.

Speaking at a live interview, Davutoglu also stated that the name of the suspect points to an organisation, without specifically saying which one.

Davutoglu said “We determined how two suicide bombers went to the scene and how they carried the bombs. We are close to identifying one of the suspects’ name. And the name suggests an organization.”



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