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    Turkish Prosecutors Seek Life Sentences for 68 Ankara Bombing Suspects

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    Turkish prosecutors on Wednesday sought life sentence for 68 suspects behind the February 17 terrorist attack which took place in country's capital of Ankara, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Forty-eight suspects are still at large including acting Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Murat Karayilan and leader of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria Salih Muslim, Anadolu news agency reported.

    On February 17, a car bomb exploded outside a military housing complex near the parliament building in central Ankara, killing 28 and injuring 61. Following the attack, Ankara embarked on security operations in a number of provinces throughout the country.

    Several days later, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons militants claimed responsibility for the attack. This group is an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is considered to be terrorist by Ankara.

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