Suicide bomber kills 34 in Turkish capital

Suicide bomber kills 34 in Turkish capital

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Turkey faces another blow to its tourism prospects as a suicide bomb killed at least 34 people and left as many as 125 wounded in the capital of Ankara.

The explosion happened at a key transport hub in Guven Park in the city.

It is the latest in a series of attacks in Ankara and Istanbul. Ten tourists died in a suicide bombing in Istanbul in January.

This prompted the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to warn that “further attacks could be indiscriminate ands could affect places visited by foreigners”.

British travellers were advised to avoid the Kizilay area of central Ankara following yesterday’s explosion.

“You should avoid the area if possible and follow the advice of the local authorities,” the FCO said in an updated travel advisory.

Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said the suicide car bomb would serve only to strengthen the resolve of Turkey's security forces.

Turkey would use its right to self-defence to prevent future attacks, he said.


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