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Turkey: After the Ankara Bombing: Change in the November Elections?

On 10 October two suicide bombers attacked the middle of a peace rally held by a liberal-left alliance in Ankara, killing 95 and injuring more than 120 in the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the Turkish Republic. The bombs were detonated within the HDP crowd away from other unions and organizations, making the party the prime target of the attack. The first suicide bomber struck at around 10 a.m., causing the crowd to flee from the explosion. About a minute later, a second bomber followed as those fleeing were funneled into a small passage.

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