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The car was detonated as police buses passed near the main tourist district, a major university, and the mayor's office, wounding three dozen people in the fourth major bombing in Turkey's biggest city this year.
The Turkish government had earlier blamed the PKK for the attack. Ankara has now been hit by three bombings in a space of five months, ratcheting up security fears across the city and Turkey.
Activists from across the UK took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the ongoing conflict between the Turkish military and the Kurdish PKK militants.
The deadly bombing in Ankara was carried out by Syrian Kurdish militia with help from the PKK, Turkey said, as another bomb exploded in the southeast of the country.
Turkish police detained senior local officials from the pro-Kurdish HDP in a raid on one of its Istanbul offices, days after President Tayyip Erdogan said he backed legal action against its members.
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VICE News sat down with Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of HDP and figurehead of the Kurdish political movement in Turkey, as violence between security forces and PKK militants continues to escalate.
Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), urged local residents to embrace "honorable resistance" after fierce urban fighting that state media claims has killed dozens of Kurdish militants.
VICE News was in Sinjar after Kurdish forces had retaken the strategic Iraqi town from Islamic State militants, and the troops celebrated in the ruins with tea and soccer.
The European Union has released a report criticizing "significant backsliding" in freedom of expression in Turkey. VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool has been held without charge there for 75 days.