Hundreds of protesters chanting anti-government slogans gathered in Istanbul on 10 October, blaming the government for bomb attacks which killed at least 95 people in the capital Ankara.

The two suspected suicide bombers hit as hundreds of people gathered outside Ankara's main train station for a planned march organised by civil society, pro-Kurdish and leftist groups to protest against conflict between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants in the southeast.

"Erdoğan resign" and "Murderer AKP", some of the crowd in Istanbul shouted, accusing President Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling AK Party of being responsible for the violence. Protesters in Gazi, also known as Sultangazi, a largely working class residential district on the northern edge of central Istanbul, hurled stones as riot police retaliated with smoke grenades.

Bodies covered by flags and banners, including those of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), lay scattered on the road among blood stains and body parts. The HDP blamed the government which, it said, had blood on its hands.

Footage screened by broadcaster CNN Turk showed a line of young men and women holding hands and dancing, and then flinching as a large explosion flashed behind them, engulfing people carrying HDP and leftist party banners.