Turkey says Islamic State militants are the main suspects in Saturday’s attack on a train station in the capital Ankara. 97 people died in the attacks, which sent shockwaves throughout Turkey. Many people don’t trust the government to get answers.
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have met in Sochi to discuss strategy in Syria. Meanwhile, some parts of the Syrian opposition forces met in Saudi Arabia ahead of UN-backed peace talks.
All LGBTI gender events have been banned in Ankara, just days after authorities barred a German gay film festival. The governor's office in the Turkish capital cited the need to "provide peace and security."
The US-led coalition in Syria tried to "impede" Russian warplanes from bombing "Islamic State" (IS) militia, the Russian Defense Ministry said. It also accused Washington of allowing the jihadists to regroup in Iraq.
Russia's military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria this year as it nears the completion of its goals there, chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov has said. Two Russian bases are to remain.
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