By Murad Sezer and Osman Orsal ISTANBUL, March 3 – Two female militants were killed by police when they fired shots and threw a grenade at a Turkish police bus in Istanbul on Thursday, local media and the Istanbul governor said. Two police officers were lightly wounded in the attack, Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters
By Ayla Jean Yackley and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Jan 13 – A suicide bomber who killed himself and 10 tourists, most of them German, in Istanbul’s historic heart had registered with Turkish immigration authorities but was not on any list of known militant suspects, Turkey’s interior minister said on Wednesday. The bomber, a Daesh member
ANKARA, Jan 13 – Nearly one-in-ten Turks do not regard Daesh as a terrorist organization, and more than 5 percent agree with their actions, according to a new survey published on Tuesday. The data was released on the same day as a suspected Syrian suicide bomb attack in the heart of Istanbul’s tourist district which
By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Jan 12 – A Syrian suicide bomber is thought to be responsible for an attack which killed at least ten people including foreigners in the heart of Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet tourist district on Tuesday, President Tayyip Erdogan said. There was a high probability Daesh militants were behind the blast near
By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Jan 12 – An explosion in the heart of Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet tourist district killed at least ten people and wounded 15 on Tuesday and some local media reports said a suicide bomber may have been responsible. Several bodies lay on the ground in the Sultanahmet square, close to the
TORONTO, Nov. 22 – A Turkish Airlines flight bound for Turkey from New York was diverted to Halifax, Canada, after a bomb threat, Canadian police said on Sunday. The plane landed safely and police were searching it using dogs trained in explosives, the Nova Scotia branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said on Twitter.
ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON (Nov 14) Syria’s war, migration and the fight against terrorism will force their way onto the agenda when world leaders meet in Turkey, a country straddling Europe and the Middle East and struggling with the fallout from all three. Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies (G20), including the United States, China, Japan,