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Istanbul Airport Bombers Were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz: Turkish Official

By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, June 30 – Three suspected Daesh suicide bombers who killed 43 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul’s main airport this week were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals, a Turkish government official said on Thursday. The attack on one of the world’s busiest airports, a hub at

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Turkey Defies EU Over Anti-Terrorism Laws After Istanbul Attack

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, June 30 – Turkey defied pressure from the European Union on Thursday to amend its anti-terrorism laws, saying that a suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport this week that killed 42 people provided further vindication of its tough stance. But Turkish officials, in Brussels for further talks on their country’s decades-long

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Turkey Sees Possible Foreign Daesh Link In Istanbul Airport Attack

By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, June 30 – At least one of three suspected Daesh suicide bombers who killed 42 people at Istanbul airport is thought to be a foreigner but investigators are struggling to identify them from their limited remains, officials said on Thursday. Police detained 13 people, three of them foreigners,

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Turkish Police Raid Suspected Daesh Cells in Istanbul, Izmir

ISTANBUL, June 30 – Turkish police carried out raids against suspected Daesh cells in Istanbul and the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Thursday, the state-run Anadolu agency said, two days after a triple suicide bombing killed 42 people at Istanbul airport. Turkish authorities and U.S. officials believe Daesh was responsible for Tuesday night’s gun

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Suspected Daesh Suicide Bombers Kill 36 at Istanbul Airport

By Humeyra Pamuk and Daren Butler ISTANBUL, June 29 – Three suicide bombers opened fire then blew themselves up in Istanbul’s main international airport on Tuesday, killing 36 people and wounding close to 150 in what Turkey’s prime minister said appeared to have been an attack by Islamic State militants. One attacker opened fire in

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Turkish Tourism and Economy Struggle Due to Bombings, Russia Row

By Nevzat Devranoglu and Ece Toksabay ANKARA, March 23 – Suicide bombings in Istanbul, a row with the Kremlin and hard times for the Russian middle class – all these factors spell trouble for Turkey’s tourist industry and its wider economy. Nowhere is the mood gloomier than among shopkeepers in Istanbul, Turkey’s cultural gem and

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Istanbul Bomber Identified as Turkish Member of Daesh

By Ece Toksabay and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, March 20 – A Turkish member of the Daesh militant group was responsible for the suicide bombing in Istanbul on Saturday that killed three Israelis and an Iranian and wounded dozens of others, Turkey’s interior minister said on Sunday. Efkan Ala identified the bomber as a man born

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