ISTANBUL – Bomb explosions in Ankara that killed at least 95 people Saturday brought Turkey’s political and ethnic tensions, exacerbated by the civil war in neighboring Syria, to a grim new level.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the deadliest terrorist attacks in Turkey’s recent history though suspicion quickly turned to the Islamic State group. The blasts targeted a gathering before a “peace and democracy” march called to urge an end to violence between the government and Kurdish militants.
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