Explosions at a peace rally in Ankara, Turkey, leave at least 86 people dead

Two explosions this morning in Ankara left at least 86 people dead and hundreds injured. The explosions occurred outside the train station on Hipodrum Street where people were arriving for a peace rally in Sihhiye Square to call for an end to the conflict between the Turkish state and the PKK.


Train services have been delayed at the train station after the blast. To minimize safety risk, travellers should avoid large public gatherings, rallies and demonstrations. Travellers may want to consider avoiding areas where tourists and foreigners congregate.