December 11, 2016 / 2:15 PM / 8 months ago

Turkey's ruling party, main opposition say support security forces

People carry the flag-draped coffins of police officers killed in Saturday's blasts in Istanbul, Turkey, December 11, 2016.Murad Sezer

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party, the main secular opposition and the nationalist opposition said on Sunday they were in "full support" of security forces and their battle against terrorism, in a joint statement to parliament.

The motion, which did not include the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), came a day after twin bomb attacks outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded more than 150.

The government has blamed the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for the attacks.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Louise Ireland

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