Suicide Bombing Kills Five, Wounds 36 in Central Istanbul

By Nick Tattersall and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA, March 19 – Five people including a suicide bomber were killed and 36 wounded in an attack on a major shopping and tourist district in central Istanbul on Saturday, in the fourth suicide bombing to hit Turkey this year. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the

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Kurdish TAK Militant Group Claims Ankara Bombing That Killed 37

ISTANBUL/BERLIN, March 17  – The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) militant group on Thursday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Turkish capital Ankara that killed 37 people, and said it would attack security forces again. Separately, Germany closed its embassy in Ankara and its general consulate in Istanbul due to indications that an attack

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