UN chief condemns terrorist bombings in Ankara, Turkey
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condemned the bombings in the Turkish capital of Ankara as terrorist acts, extending condolences to the families of the victims, Xinhua reported.
At least 95 people have been killed on Saturday and up to 246 wounded in the pair of explosions, which targeted a peace rally at the central railway station in the city.
In a statement released by his spokesperson, Ban said he expected the perpetrators of these terrorist acts to be swiftly brought to justice.
"He sends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and the Government of Turkey, and wishes those injured a speedy recovery," said the statement.
The explosions hit a train station where several unions, civil society organizations and pro-Kurdish People's Democracy Party were due to hold a rally, according to local media.
The rally aimed at protesting conflict between the state and Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey.