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Turkey: Trade union activists and Kurdish protesters lay flowers for victims of Istanbul attack01:42

Turkey: Trade union activists and Kurdish protesters lay flowers for victims of Istanbul attack

Turkey, Istanbul
January 14, 2016 at 12:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 20 people from Suruc, a predominantly Kurdish city that was rocked by a bomb attack in July, came to Istanbul on Thursday to pay their respects to the victims of Tuesday's suicide bomb in Sultanahmet Square. A similar memorial demo was held by members of the Confederation of Public Employees Trade union (KESK).

The KESK activists held a banner reading "Reyhanli, Diyarbakir, Suruc, Paris, Ankara, Sultanahmet - We condemn the massacres!" before laying flowers at the square's obelisk, closeby to the site of the attack.

Members of the NGO "Family of Suruc" also gathered in front of the obelisk memorial to commemorate the victims, also rallying to remind to the world of the attack in Suruc, which took the lives of 33 people last summer. The protesters held signs in Turkish, English, German, and Arabic, going on to leave red flowers at the memorial.

On Tuesday, 10 people were killed and a further 15 injured after a suicide bomb went off at one of Istanbul's major tourist destinations. Eight of the 10 victims were German, according to Turkish officials. Local authorities identified a 28-year-old suicide bomber of Syrian origin as the assailant.

Turkey: Trade union activists and Kurdish protesters lay flowers for victims of Istanbul attack01:42
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Around 20 people from Suruc, a predominantly Kurdish city that was rocked by a bomb attack in July, came to Istanbul on Thursday to pay their respects to the victims of Tuesday's suicide bomb in Sultanahmet Square. A similar memorial demo was held by members of the Confederation of Public Employees Trade union (KESK).

The KESK activists held a banner reading "Reyhanli, Diyarbakir, Suruc, Paris, Ankara, Sultanahmet - We condemn the massacres!" before laying flowers at the square's obelisk, closeby to the site of the attack.

Members of the NGO "Family of Suruc" also gathered in front of the obelisk memorial to commemorate the victims, also rallying to remind to the world of the attack in Suruc, which took the lives of 33 people last summer. The protesters held signs in Turkish, English, German, and Arabic, going on to leave red flowers at the memorial.

On Tuesday, 10 people were killed and a further 15 injured after a suicide bomb went off at one of Istanbul's major tourist destinations. Eight of the 10 victims were German, according to Turkish officials. Local authorities identified a 28-year-old suicide bomber of Syrian origin as the assailant.

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