Turks rally after killing

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ISTANBUL - An estimated 250,000 Turks marched through Ankara yesterday in memory of a Turkish journalist and secularist campaigner, Ugur Mumcu, killed by a car bomb on Sunday, writes Hugh Pope. The funeral marked one of the biggest anti-fundamentalist demonstrations seen in the Islamic world.

'Those who signed the death warrant of Salman Rushdie yesterday have killed Ugur Mumcu today,' said Ozgen Acar, editor of the left- wing daily Cumhuriyet, reflecting growing suspicions that pro-Iranian Islamic militants were responsible for the killing.

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