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Emergency workers work at the explosion site in Ankara, Turkey March 13, 2016

Ankara Blast Death Toll Reaches 34 - Turkish Health Minister

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Deadly Terrorist Attack Rocks Ankara (19)

Turkey's health minister has said that 34 people are confirmed to have died on Sunday in the country's capital in a terrorist attack which also left 125 wounded.

Thirty-four people were killed in a blast in the center of Ankara on Sunday, said Turkish Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu.

"Thirty people perished at the scene, while four died in hospitals. We suspect there could have been one or two suicide bombers among the casualties," Muezzinoglu told journalists at a press briefing in Ankara.

He added that an additional 125 people were wounded, of whom 19 were in serious condition. The injured were treated at 14 hospitals in Ankara. Nine of them had been or were being operated on as of when the minister addressed the media, Muezzinoglu added.

The car bomb blast at a bus stop near Ankara’s central Kizilay Square was the second this year, after a military convoy was bombed in the capital in February.

In a written statement after the blast, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the bombing as a terror attack and vowed to crack down on terrorist organizations, which he said were trying to use instability in the region to target Turkey.

Turkish authorities have yet to say what militant group was behind the recent Ankara bombing, but the February attack was blamed on Kurdish militias.

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  • As always innocent people taken out for what? Turkey has many enemies but few UNTRUSTED friends!!! The filthy septics, (US)/ NATO would be a good start!!!
  • FlorianGeyer
    " he (erdogan ) said were trying to use instability in the region to target Turkey."

    Which is exactly what Erdogan has been doing by funding and arming terrorist groups in Syria for at least 5 years.
    What goes round ,comes round but its usually the innocent that suffer for he greed of the elite's.
  • buckwheatisback
    What goes around comes around Turkey, you deserve this and more for all the mass murdering you Islamist parasites did over the last 100 years.
  • arnelmadrinan
    blame Putin nyhahahhahahahaha
  • arnelmadrinan
    Europe will be the next Middle East ...full of chaos , full of blood flowing ...and America is so Happy with it
  • Ivan Buckeye
    This is to be expected considering Turkish involvement in supporting terrorism in neighboring Syria. Problem is that Turkish and Saudi involvement combined with the proximity of the area should have understood that unleashing violence would not just be contained to Syria or Iraq. Saudi Arabia may eventually start experiencing internal terrorism especially since their playground in Syria is shrinking due to advances being made by the Syrian government, Russia, and Hezbollah. Where was it expected these terrorists would go once they were pushed out of Syria and or Iraq? Now we know.
  • surferket
    The mad Turks will say it's the Kurds who did it. This will justify a Turkish invasion of Syria.
  • henaselakesan
    Turkey is responsible for all terrorist operations in the Middle East
  • elsa.zardiniin reply tosurferket(Show commentHide comment)
    surferket, Exactly
  • Ayelyah
    Erdogan needs to take a long hard look in the mirror.....and see clearly what he has become
  • beydetyin reply to (Show commentHide comment)
    Skippy !!!,
    Yep, those terrorist Seppo's have their filthy paws all over all sorts of ills around the globe.
  • beydety
    This is a 100% MiT FF job.
    So how many Passports and other ID's did those terrorist Turkeys find at the so called ground zero?
  • Fascist Erdogan ordered this false flag so he can murder more Kurds; he will soon fall, as will his good buddies, the Saudi Mafia, but his son will not succeed him. Not to worry, there are planty of useful idiots waiting for their 15 minutes of fame, just as the late Roman Empire failed over time.
  • peaceactivist2
    Every one has weakness point so the best way to prevent such horrible attack is don't do unto others as yo don't want to undo unto yo!
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