What was intended to be a peace rally turned into gory bloodbath in Turkey on Saturday. The suspected terrorist attack took the lives of at least 97 people and injured at least 300 (Mostly Kurds) after twin bombs exploded during a peace rally in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. Hair-raising video taken by Turkish news agency Dokuz8 Haber News Agency captured the exact moment that a bomb was detonated during the pro-Kurdish HDP party that was ironically calling for “peace and democracy.” This cowardly attack was deemed as the “deadliest terror attack in Turkey’s history.”
The double blasts erupted within minutes of each other and were approximately 150-feet apart.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attacks, and said the targeted the country’s unity and peace. “The greatest and most meaningful response to this attack is the solidarity and determination we will show against it,” Erdogan said. There has yet to be a terrorist organization to claim responsibility for the bloodshed. Some believe that Islamic State is the culprit considering that ISIS-controlled Syria is on Turkey’s border. However others believe that dark forces supportive of President Erdogan’s hardline government may be involved since general elections are coming on November 1 and they may trying to quash any opposition.
You can see the grisly and very graphic aftermath of a street littered with victims suffering, mangled pieces of human bodies and murdered cadavers strewn about here.
The Ankara bombings have prompted tens of thousands to protest in the streets of Taksim Square in Istanbul.
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There is currently a media ban in effect, and there are reports that internet access is limited and Twitter users could not access the social network.
Users in #Turkey are reporting issues accessing Twitter in many areas. We’re investigating and hope full service will be restored soon.
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