Turkey believes fighters loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are to blame for the two car bombs that killed more than 40 people in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli on Saturday. Authorities have arrested nine people in the country including the alleged mastermind according to deputy prime minister Besir Atalay.
Damascus has denied all involvement in the blasts and accused Turkey of aiding al Qaeda-led rebels in Syria who were causing bloodshed in the country-
The victims of Saturday’s blast are being laid to rest in Turkey. Over 70000 people are estimated to have been killed in the two years of fighting that has taken place in Syria’s civil war.