This video from Turkey says about itself:
ODTÜ on strike for the victims of Ankara massacre
12 October 2015
Anti-government rallies continue in Turkey after the terrible bomb attacks on the Ankara peace rally on 10.10.2015, which left at least 128 killed and hundreds wounded. Labor unions and trade chambers declared a two-day nationwide strike to protest the AKP government, whom they find guilty of the massacre. Personnel and students of the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) supported the strike decision with a massive boycott and strike in the campus. All the services in the university library and cafeterias were stopped, and there were no classes in many departments.
Opposition to the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues to mount in Turkey, following the suicide bombings that claimed close to 130 lives at a peace rally Saturday: here.
By Zoe Streatfield in Britain:
Britain’s trade unions rally to condemn Turkey attacks
Tuesday 13th October 2015
BRITAIN’S trade unions united yesterday to condemn the bombing of a left-wing rally in Turkey at the weekend.
Trade union liaison officer for peace in Kurdistan and Unison Scotland deputy convener Stephen Smellie criticised the Turkish government for claiming to fight terrorism yet carrying out attacks on PKK bases in Iraq while it is fighting against Isis.
Mr Smellie said that “many people in Turkey believe that the state was behind the attacks” citing that no police officers were injured or killed despite the scale of the bomb blasts.
He said that state violence had not been restricted to attacks on Kurdish organisations but that “trade union and left activists have also been targeted.”
GMB international officer Bert Schouwenburg said his union was “outraged” by the attack and called on the Turkish government to end hostilities against the PKK and the Kurdish population.
Mr Schouwenburg called for a negotiated settlement to end the conflict, adding that “there can be no lasting peace without the full involvement and participation of the Kurdish community and we reiterate our call for the release of their leader Abdullah Ocalan so that he can play a full part in that process.”
He said the Turkish authorities should do all they can to bring the perpetrators of the atrocity to justice and ensure citizens were protected when they exercise their right to peaceful protest.
PCS also condemned the violence against peaceful demonstrators and extended “heartfelt condolences to the people of Turkey” and in particular the victims of the blasts.
The death toll is currently 128, with many hundreds wounded.
By James Tweedie:
Turkey: General strike in protest at Ankara blast
Tuesday 13th October 2015
Street demos demand answers from Erdogan
TURKISH trade unions called a two-day general strike yesterday in protest at Saturday’s Ankara peace-march bombing.
Thousands demonstrated in the capital, blaming the government for the massacre, as funerals were held for many victims.
The strike by the four unions that organised Saturday’s protest will end today.
“To protest against the fascist massacre and to commemorate the death of our friends, we are now in mourning for three days,” the unions said in a joint statement.
The group comprises the Confederation of Public Sector Trade Unions (KESK), the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DiSK), the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB).
The pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), a major participant in the demonstration, supported the strike.
“We should unrelentingly show every day and in every place to those who tried to silence the people who gathered in Ankara for peace, that the voice of life and peace will not keep quiet,” it said in a statement.
While the official death toll from the double bombing had risen to 97 by yesterday, the HDP put the true figure at 128.
The Peace and Development Party (AKP) government has claimed that the attacks were carried out by two suicide bombers, possibly from Islamic State (Isis).
But in an open letter to the international community, HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag blamed the AKP for the massacre.
They said: “The AKP’s policy of relying on radical groups as proxies, which began with President (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan’s support of such groups as Isis, al-Nusra, and Ahrar al-Sham is at the heart of today’s tragedy.”
They also accused Mr Erdogan of reigniting the conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to win votes in coming elections.
The Turkish air force bombed PKK positions in Iraq hours after the Ankara attack despite the group honouring its offer of a ceasefire.