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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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Davutoglu: Turkey won't be drawn into Syria conflict

Turkey's Prime Minister has rejected claims his country is being drawn into the crisis in Syria.

Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey would hold talks with Russia and Iran Credit: Reuters

Speaking about the suicide bomb attacks at the weekend which are believed to have been carried out by Islamic State militants, Ahmet Davutoglu said they were designed to "cast a shadow" over the country's forthcoming elections.

"These attacks won't turn Turkey into a Syria," Ahmet Davutoglu said in an interview on Turkish television on Monday.

He added that Turkey would hold talks with Russia and Iran to work towards a political solution in Syria but would not take a foreign policy stance which "legitimises the Syrian regime".

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