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Police Teargas, Arrest Demonstrators Marking Ankara Bombings

Police in Ankara have reportedly tear gassed and arresteddemonstrators attending a memorial meeting for the victims of two suicide bombings which hit the city on October 10, 2015.

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.

Victims of tear gas from the crowd marking the 2015 Ankara bombings

A video taken at the scene of the 2015 bombings

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