Mourners in Ankara denounce Turkish authorities in wake of attack

October 11, 2015 9:38 PM

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Mourners in Ankara denounce Turkish authorities in wake of attack

ANKARA — Crowds of angry mourners marched in central Ankara on Sunday to denounce Turkish authorities a day after nearly 100 peace activists died in the worst terrorist attack in the country’s history. The twin bombings Saturday, which took place as thousands gathered for a peace rally, shocked the nation but also deepened divisions in a country already roiled by domestic and regional crises.

Turkish officials said they had launched an investigation into the attack, which they called an assault on “the unity of the country.” Opposition lawmakers condemned the authorities for failing to protect the demonstration, which was organized just weeks before the Nov. 1 general elections. At least...

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