Turkish Cumhuriyet Newspaper Denies Links to Alleged Ankara Suicide Bomber

© AP PhotoEmergency services work at the explosion site in the busy center of Turkish capital, Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, March 13, 2016
Emergency services work at the explosion site in the busy center of Turkish capital, Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, March 13, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The head of Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet news department, Ayse Sayin, said that the woman suspected of conducting a suicide bombing attack in Ankara did not have any links with the newspaper.

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ANKARA (Sputnik) – The woman suspected of conducting a suicide bombing attack in Ankara did not work for the Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, the head of the publication’s news department, Ayse Sayin, said Monday.

Earlier in the day, media reports appeared claiming that the suspected perpetrator — Seher Cagla Demir – had worked as a freelance journalist for Cumhuriyet.

“Nothing close to it, we are shocked by the appearance of this information. We have checked all the documents both in our Ankara and Istanbul offices, but we have found nothing related to Demir. In addition, we do not cooperate with freelancers,” Sayin told RIA Novosti.

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According to Sayin, the newspaper's lawyers will sue the media outlets who spread such allegations.

"This is a black propaganda campaign against our newspaper," Sayin said.

At least 37 people were killed and 125 others injured after a car bomb went off at a bus stop near a central square in Ankara on Sunday.

An official statement revealing the organization behind the latest attack is expected to be made later on Monday.

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