Four Dead, More Than 100 Injured in Blasts at HDP’s Diyarbakır Rally
The two fatalities were police officers. Diyarbakir hospitals confirmed receiving more than 100 injured, and sent out a call for urgent blood donations.
“It is not yet clear whether this was an attack or an accident. Whatever caused it, we will find out,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said about the explosion, while addressing supporters in the city of Gaziantep.
In a written statement President Tayyip Erdogan called the blasts a “provocation” aimed at undermining peace. He also expressed his condolences to the victims’ families and said state authorities were conducting an investigation into the incident.