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Turkey vows vengeance as funerals held for blast victims.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 01:18

Turkey vows vengeance against Kurdish militants it says were likely behind twin bombings that killed 38 people and wounded 155 in Istanbul, as funerals are held for the victims. Ashraf Fahim reports.

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A nation in mourning. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan joins grief stricken relatives at a funeral for some of the 38 victims of Saturday's twin bombings in Istanbul that also wounded 155 others. There was still no claim of responsibility but authorities are blaming Kurdish militants from a decades-long insurgency and vow vengeance. Erdogan says the government will remain steadfast. (SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRESIDENT, TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "Our people should have no doubt we will continue our battle against terror until the end." Authorities say a car bomb exploded outside a soccer stadium before a suicide bomber targeted police at a nearby park. The blast at the stadium, home to Istanbul's Besiktas soccer team, was captured on security video. On Sunday, hundreds marched to the stadium to condemn the bombings and to show unity with the victims. The attacks have shaken a nation still trying to recover from a series of deadly bombings this year in several cities. A day of national mourning was declared and flags lowered to half mast across the country.

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Turkey vows vengeance as funerals held for blast victims.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 01:18