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Turkish Authorities Identify Suspect in Suruc Bombing

Turkish authorities have identified a suspect in the bombings in Suruc, a Turkish town on the Syrian border.

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People help the wounded after the blast. (Photo: AP)

Turkish authorities have identified a suspect in the suicide bombing which killed 32 people in the town of Suruc near the Syrian border, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Tuesday.

The suspect’s links are being investigated by the Turkish authorities.

He told a news conference in Sanliurfa province, where Suruc is located, that the cabinet of ministers would assess potential additional security measures at the border at a meeting on Wednesday.

The blast was suspected to be a suicide bombing by ISIS.

Demonstrators at Glalasaray Square, Istanbul. (Photo: Reuters)
Demonstrators at Glalasaray Square, Istanbul. (Photo: Reuters)

A demonstration of people gathered at Istanbul’s Galatasaray Square blamed the government for the blast.

A couple running away from the teargas used by the police in Istanbul. (Photo: Reuters)
A couple running away from the teargas used by the police in Istanbul. (Photo: Reuters)

Police in Istanbul had to use teargas and water canons to control the demonstrators when the protests turned violent.

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