The bombs, detonated in the midst of a peace demonstration, left 109 dead and 500 wounded in front of the city’s central railway station: the highest toll for any terror attack in modern Turkish history.
While last year the provincial governorship placed a specific ban on marking the event, this year it was outlawed as part of a month-long ban on any demonstrations under Turkey’s State of Emergency laws.
Only one of the two bombers has ever been identified: Yunus Emre Alagöz, the younger brother of Islamic militant Şeyh Abdurrahman Alagöz, who had carried out an ISIS-inspired suicide bombing in Suruç, Şanlıurfa on July 20, 2015.
Isbirlikciler tarafından İMO içine gaz sıkıldı. Fenalaşanlar var. pic.twitter.com/4wcTpvXHzf
— Halkevleri Ankara (@HalkeviAnkara) October 10, 2017
Victims of tear gas from the crowd marking the 2015 Ankara bombings