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Turkey to Offer Fuel Subsidies to Safeguard Tourism

FRANKFURT, Jan 20 – Turkey will offer jet fuel subsidies for flights to five of its tourist hot spots as part of its efforts to safeguard tourism revenue after a suicide bombing in Istanbul last week killed 10 German tourists. Airlines will receive $6,000 per flight to Antalya, Alanya, Dalaman, Bodrum and Izmir during the

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Syrian Bomber Suspected to be Behind Istanbul Explosion

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

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Explosion Rocks Popular Tourist District of Sultanahmet in Istanbul

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

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