Turkey In Mourning After Bombing Kills At Least 9706:21
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Mourners express their grief at the funeral of 32 year-old Uygar Coskun, one of the victims in the twin bomb attacks, in Ankara on October 12, 2015. After several days of silence and uncertainty, Turkey has formally pointed the finger at the Islamic State over the weekend bombing in Ankara. The development comes amid growing anger towards President Erdogan over the attack which came just three weeks ahead of elections. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Mourners express their grief at the funeral of 32 year-old Uygar Coskun, one of the victims in the twin bomb attacks, in Ankara on October 12, 2015. After several days of silence and uncertainty, Turkey has formally pointed the finger at the Islamic State over the weekend bombing in Ankara. The development comes amid growing anger towards President Erdogan over the attack which came just three weeks ahead of elections. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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The funerals of victims of the Ankara bombings in Turkey continue today. At least 97 people died over the weekend when suicide bombers struck a rally in Ankara on Saturday - the worst attack of its kind in the country's history. The Turkish prime minister says the Islamic State is to blame, but there is anger in Turkey that the government was not able to stop the attack.

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  • Mark Lowen, BBC Turkey Correspondent. He tweets @marklowen.

This segment aired on October 12, 2015.

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