During Thursday's general meeting of the municipal council headed by deputy chairman Ali Ihsan Olmez, a motion to name the square “Democracy Square” was passed, an Ankara municipality official -- who was not named according to protocol -- told Anadolu Agency.
The motion was reportedly supported by Justice and Development (AK) Party deputies while the Republican People's Party (CHP) members preferred “Peace Square”. The area, which is located in front of the city's central train station, did not previously have a specific name.
Twin bombings on Saturday in Ankara claimed 99 lives and injured hundreds. It is the deadliest terror attack in Turkey's history.