US diplomat Nuland lays flowers for Ankara bombing victims

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs pays homage to victims of deadly suicide bombings in Turkey’s capital Ankara

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

US diplomat Victoria Nuland lays red carnations at the site of twin bombings on October 20, 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland visited on Tuesday the site of the Ankara blasts that killed 102 people on Oct. 10.

Accompanied by US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass, Nuland stood in silent homage to the victims of the twin suicide bombings that hit the Turkish capital and placed carnations in tribute to them.

Nuland arrived in Turkey Monday to discuss the fight against ISIS and the Syrian refugee crisis with Turkish government officials.

The suicide bombings in the heart of Ankara claimed 102 lives and injured hundreds at a peace rally, shaking Turkey as the country faces a general election re-run on Nov. 1, while counter-terrorism operations continue in the southeast.