Turkish capital Ankara hit by explosion

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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to respond shortly (Source: Getty)

Turkish capital Ankara has been victim of an explosion, with multiple casualties, say reports.

At least one explosion, near the train station, reportedly shook a road junction in central Ankara, causing many casualties, Turkish news outlet Dogan said.

The aftermath of the explosion has caused grief in the Turkish capital:


It is reported that 86 people have died in the explosion:

However, a witness told CNN there were two blasts which had rocked nearby highrise buildings.

The blasts took place ahead of a planned "peace" protest against the government and the Kurdish population.

No group has yet claimed responsibility.

Casualties continue to be brought to hospital, according to local media.