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36 IS suspects on trial over deadly suicide attacks in Turkey

Published 07/11/2016

The October 2015 suicide attacks in Ankara killed 101 people
The October 2015 suicide attacks in Ankara killed 101 people

Thirty-six suspected Islamic State group militants have gone on trial for last year's twin suicide bombings that killed 101 peace activists in the deadliest attack in Turkey.

Prosecutors say the attacks in Ankara on October 10 2015 were carried out by a Turkish national and a Syrian.

The defendants appearing in court on Monday include the owners of two vehicles that allegedly took the bombers to Ankara, a person who allegedly trained them and others charged with aiding and abetting the attackers.

Some of the defendants face 101 separate life terms for the deaths of the victims and additional life terms for the attempted murder of hundreds of people who were injured.

The charges include crimes against the state, murder, and membership of a terror group.

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