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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 says Islamic State is prime suspect in Ankara bombing

The attacks in Ankara that killed scores of demonstrators were carried out by suicide bombers, Turkey's Prime Minister said.

Mourners at the funeral of Korkmaz Tedik, one of Saturday's bomb victims Credit: Reuters

Speaking on Turkish television, Ahmet Davutoglu said that Islamic State was the focus of investigations into the twin suicide bombing which were an attempt to influence the outcome of parliamentary elections next month.

He added that investigators were close to identifying one of the suspected bombers.

The Prime Minister, whose office said 97 people were killed, added that steps would be taken if security failures were found to have contributed to the bombing.

The pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which said it was targeted in the attack, has put the death toll at 128, and suggested it may cancel further rallies ahead of the 1 November poll.

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