Athens con­demns deadly blasts at peace rally

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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.

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