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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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Nato: Turkey has right to defend itself after terror attacks

Nato has urged Turkey to be "proportionate" in its response to terrorist attacks even though it has suffered from crises in the Middle East more than any other Nato member.

Nato Secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg has backed Turkey Credit: Reuters

Speaking in Norway after a twin suicide bombing in the Turkish capital Ankara which killed at least 97 people, Secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said: "They (Turkey) have seen several terrorist attacks.

"They have the right to defend themselves, but I of course expect Turkey to be proportionate in the way they respond."

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