Thousands of mourner gathered in Turkey today to show their respect for the victims of the twin bombing in Ankara on Saturday morning.
â€œWe lost many beautiful people,â€ Ahmet said as tearful eulogies were given at a wake for labour activists in Ankaraâ€™s suburb of Batikent to The Guardian.
â€œI could not cry yesterday, I was in too much shock,â€ Mustafa said, tears now streaming from his eyes as he embraced a friend whose brother died in the blast.
At least 128 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded when two suspected suicide bombers targeted a peace rally organised by several leftist groups, including labour unions and the pro-Kurdish Peoplesâ€™ Democratic party (HDP), to call for an end to the escalating violence between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workerâ€™s party (PKK).
The attack is the deadliest on Turkish soil in the countryâ€™s recent history and was labelled a terrorist act by the government, which declared three days of national mourning.