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Hundreds gather in Turkey to remember victims of suicide blasts

Hundreds of people have gathered in central Ankara to remember the victims of twin suicide blasts that struck the Turkish capital one week ago.

The crowd stood in silence at 10.04am, the time the bombs went off on October 10, killing more than 100 people.

Islamic State is the focus of investigations into the twin suicide bombing, the country's prime minister has said.

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Turkey in mourning as scuffles break out in Ankara

Carnations are seen placed on the ground during a protest against explosions at a peace march in Ankara, in central Istanbul. Credit: Reuters

Scuffles between police and pro-Kurdish politicians and other mourners have broken out in Ankara after officers prevented them laying flowers at the site of two suspected suicide bombings that killed 95 people yesterday.

Turkey declared three days of mourning following Saturday's near-simultaneous explosions in Ankara that targeted a peace rally attended by activists, labour unions and members of the pro-Kurdish party.

The party's co-leaders, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, planned to hold a memorial for the victims on Sunday but they were held back by police who insisted investigators were still working at the site.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks - Turkey's deadliest attack in years, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Kurdish rebels and Islamic State militants were the most likely culprits.

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