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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's ruling party suspends election rallies

Turkey's ruling AK Party has suspended its rallies until Friday in response to the double suicide bombings that killed scores of people in Ankara.

Speaking at a news conference, party spokesman Omer Celik said some of the party's subsequent rallies ahead of next month's parliamentary elections would be held under the banner of "unity against terror".

Earlier, the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), which said it was targeted in the attack, said it may also cancel further rallies.

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