'Erdogan murderer! government resign!' yell protesters as Turkey mourns deadliest attack

Thousands of mourners filled the streets of Ankara Sunday and vented their anger at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after 97 people were killed in the country's worst-ever terror attack.

FP Staff October 12, 2015 08:50:42 IST
'Erdogan murderer! government resign!' yell protesters as Turkey mourns deadliest attack
Erdogan murderer government resign yell protesters as Turkey mourns deadliest attack

Thousands of mourners filled the streets of Ankara Sunday and vented their anger at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after 97 people were killed in the country's worst-ever terror attack, while the government raced to identify the two male suicide bombers it blamed for the bloodshed. Reuters

Erdogan murderer government resign yell protesters as Turkey mourns deadliest attack

People march to protest the double suicide bombing in Ankara that killed up to 128 people in Diyarbakir, Turkey on October 11, 2015. Turkey is targeting Islamic State in investigations of a double suicide bombing in Ankara, officials said on Sunday, while opponents of President Tayyip Erdogan blamed him for the worst such attack in Turkish history. Reuters

Erdogan murderer government resign yell protesters as Turkey mourns deadliest attack

A demonstrator holds flowers near a police barricade during a commemoration for the victims of Saturday's bomb blasts in the Turkish capital, in Ankara, Turkey. Reuters

Erdogan murderer government resign yell protesters as Turkey mourns deadliest attack

The attacks have raised tensions in Turkey just three weeks before snap elections are due on November 1 and as the military wages an offensive against Islamic State (IS) jihadists and Kurdish militants. Reuters

Erdogan murderer government resign yell protesters as Turkey mourns deadliest attack

Many of those gathered accused the government of failing to provide security at the ill-fated rally and several anti-government demonstrators shouted "Erdogan murderer" and "government resign!" Reuters

Erdogan murderer government resign yell protesters as Turkey mourns deadliest attack

Police use tear gas and water cannon to disperse people marching to protest the double suicide bombing in Ankara. Government officials made clear that despite alarm over the attack on a rally of pro-Kurdish activists and civic groups, there would be no postponement of November polls Erdogan hopes can restore an overall majority for the AK Party he founded. Reuters

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