Mass commemoration of Oct. 10, 2015 bombing victims banned in Ankara

Relatives of bomb-blast victims hold banners with portraits of the deceased during a memorial ceremony on June 10, 2016 in Ankara, commemorating the 6-month anniversary of the October 10 Ankara bombings. 103 people were killed and more than 500 wounded on October 10, 2015 in twin suicide bombings targeting a pro-Kurdish peace rally in Ankara. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN


Turkey has prohibited any mass meeting, protest or march organized to commemorate the victims of an Oct. 10, 2015 attack in Ankara that targeted peaceful protesters, on the first anniversary of the incident.


A total of 103 people were killed and more than 400 were injured on Oct.10, 2015 when two bombs were detonated outside Ankara’s central train station during a demonstration calling for peace in the country.


The Ankara Police Department issued a statement on Saturday stating that only family members of the victims and representatives of civilian groups in symbolic numbers would be allowed to participate in a commemoration ceremony to be held in front of the station.

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