Voices: Living with anxiety after recent bombings in Turkey

March 20, 2016 4:33 PM

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ANKARA, Turkey — For the past week, I’ve felt the anxiety. A dull, gnawing tension is palpable while driving or walking in Turkey’s capital, where armed police, some wearing black ski masks and heavy body armor with automatic weapons, set up roadblocks to pull over and search cars and passengers.

Security has been the main topic in local newspapers, on Twitter and Facebook and in countless warnings from embassies shared from friend to friend in a virtual conga line across neighborhoods and even cities.

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