At-least-27-dead-after-car-bomb-in-Turkey-capital-city-Ankara. ANKARA, Turkey, At least 27 people are dead and 75 were wounded after an explosion near a main bus station in Ankara in the third major blast in the Turkish capital city since October.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is convening an emergency security meeting. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is in Istanbul, was briefed on the situation.
Officials are in the early stages of the investigation, so few details are immediately available.
The explosion comes amid growing tensions in the area. More than 100 people died in October when a bomb was detonated during a peace rally near the Ankara railway station. In February, 29 people were killed and 81 were injured when a suicide bomber targeted military personnel in the same area.