Athens condemns deadly blasts at peace rally
The Greek government expressed solidarity with Turks on Saturday and condemned the bloody bomb attacks at a peace rally in Ankara that left more than 80 people dead and dozens injured. “Deep condolences to the families of the victims in Turkey,” said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Twitter. “We stand in solidarity with our neighbors, for peace and democracy.” His comment came after the Foreign Ministry condemned the incident. “We unequivocally condemn the deadly terrorist attacks carried out this morning in Ankara,” the ministry said of the deadliest terrorist attack in Turkey’s history. “We express our deep condolences to the families of the innocent victims.” The two blasts occurred outside Ankara’s main train station as hundreds of people were gathering for the rally, organized by the country’s public sector workers’ trade union and other civic society groups. The rally aimed to call for increased democracy and an end to the renewed violence between Kurdish rebels and Turkish security forces.