Three top Ankara police officials sacked after bombings

Three top Turkish police officials were sacked Wednesday over the weekend’s twin blasts in Ankara, as the under-fire president paid homage to the 97 killed in the country’s bloodiest attacks. The Turkish interior ministry said the officials fired included the head of police for the greater Ankara area, as well as his intelligence and public security chiefs, amid accusations of security lapses. Earlier Wednesday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan laid a wreath in front of the city’s railway station where two suicide bombers blew themselves up on Saturday in a crowd of leftist and pro-Kurdish activists attending a peace rally.

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