Government sources tell the Guardian they have found link with Suruç attack in July blamed on Islamic State, and have been tracking group for months
Turkish officials said they had firm evidence linking Islamic State to the twin suicide bombings that killed scores of people at a peace rally in the country’s deadliest ever terrorist attack.
Grief turns to anger as Kurdish and Turkish activists say Saturday’s bombing in Ankara was a result of careless, even deliberate government policy
Conspiracy theories about the bomb attacks are a symptom of increasing lack of trust in the Turkish governmentAs Turks mourn the deaths of the more than 100 people killed in Saturday’s bomb attacks, there is just as much anger as grief across the nation. The announcement by the Turkish prime minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, that Islamic State was behind the bombings will assuage neither emotion. The domestic turmoil created by Turkey’s war with Kurdish armed groups, and the spillover of violence and chaos from the wider Middle East, mean that Turks are unlikely to be satisfied by simple assertions of this kind.
Thousands of mourners gather across Turkey for the funerals of victims of Saturday’s bombings. In Tunceli, around 500 miles east of Ankara, thousands chant ‘Thief! Murderer! Erdogan!’ as two coffins are carried through the crowds. In Suruc, near the Syrian border, three more victims were buried and in Ankara a large crowd of people gathered as another coffin was taken away to the burial site following a service