Death toll in Turkey blasts rises to 'around 40'

A Turkish minister said the death toll in the blasts near the border with Syria has risen to around 40, according to the Associated Press citing NTV television.

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Nine Turks held after car blasts

Turkey's deputy prime minister has said the nine people detained after the deadly car bombs in the border town of Reyhanli are all Turkish citizens. The administration earlier claimed Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's regime was behind the attack.