Terror strikes in Istanbul

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    look at that now ... terrorism needs to be stopped .. these fanatics supported it now having taste of their own recipe.
     
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    Is it Light Green vs Dark Green? How does fake green sees it? But doubt erodgan will seee light of the day who seems to hell bent in making Turkey - Pakistan of Europe
     
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    Istanbul: Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said. According toIndia Today, the death toll has increased to 38.

    Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 36 were dead as well as the three suicide bombers. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said 147 were wounded. Another senior government official told AP the death toll could climb much higher.

    The senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol, at first said close to 50 people had already died, but later said that the figure was expected to rise to close to 50.

    Yildirim said three suicide bombers were responsible for the attack and all initial indications suggest the Islamic State group was behind it.

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    Medics and security members work at the entrance of the Ataturk Airport after explosions in Istanbul on Tuesday. AP

    "The findings of our security forces point at the Daesh organization as the perpetrators of this terror attack," Yildirim told reporters at the airport, using the Arabic name for Islamic State. "Even though the indications suggest Daesh, our investigations are continuing."

    Yildirim said the attackers arrived at the airport in a taxi and blew themselves up after opening fire. Asked whether a fourth attacker might have escaped, he said authorities have no such assessment but are considering every possibility.

    The victims included some foreigners, he said, adding that many of the wounded have minor injuries but others are more badly hurt.

    Another Turkish official said two of the attackers detonated explosives at the entrance of the international arrivals terminal after police fired at them, while the third blew himself up in the parking lot.

    The official, who also spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations and cited interior ministry information, said none of the attackers managed to get past security checks at the terminal's entrance.

    Turkish airports have security checks at both the entrance of terminal buildings and then later before entry to departure gates.

    Roads around the airport were sealed off for regular traffic after the attack and several ambulances could be seen driving back and forth. Hundreds of passengers were flooding out of the airport and others were sitting on the grass.

    Hevin Zini, 12, had just arrived from Duesseldorf, Germany, with her family and was in tears from the shock.

    "There was blood on the ground," she told AP. "Everything was blown up to bits... if we had arrived two minutes earlier, it could have been us."

    South African Judy Favish, who spent two days in Istanbul as a layover on her way home from Dublin, had just checked in when she heard an explosion followed by gunfire and a loud bang.

    She says she hid under the counter for some time.

    Favish says passengers were ushered to a cafeteria at the basement level where they were kept for more than an hour before being allowed outside.

    Two South African tourists, Paul and Susie Roos from Cape Town, were at the airport and due to fly home at the time of the explosions.

    "We came up from the arrivals to the departures, up the escalator when we heard these shots going off," Paul Roos said. "There was this guy going roaming around, he was dressed in black and he had a hand gun."

    Yildirim said air traffic at the airport, which was suspended after the attack, had resumed to normal.

    The prime minister called for national unity and "global cooperation" in combating terrorism.

    "This (attack) has shown once again that terrorism is a global threat," Yildirim said. "This is a heinous planned attack that targeted innocent people."

    He suggested that the attack was linked to what he said was Turkey's success against Kurdish rebels as well as steps Ankara took on Monday toward mending strained ties with Israel and Russia.

    "It is meaningful that this heinous attack came at a time when we have become successful in the fight against separatist terrorism ... and at a time when we started a process of normalizing ties with our neighbors," Yildirim said.

    Yildirim insisted there was no security lapse at the airport but said the fact that the attackers were carrying weapons "increased the severity" of the attack.

    The private DHA news agency said the wounded, among them police officers, were transferred to Bakirkoy State Hospital.

    Turkey has suffered several bombings in recent months linked to Kurdish or Islamic State group militants.

    The bombings include two in Istanbul targeting tourists that authorities have blamed on the Islamic State group.

    The attacks have increased in scale and frequency, scaring off tourists and hurting the economy, which relies heavily on tourism revenues.

    Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was the 11th busiest airport in the world last year, with 61.8 million passengers, according to Airports Council International. It is also one of the fastest-growing airports in the world, seeing 9.2 percent more passengers last year than in 2014.

    The largest carrier at the airport is Turkish Airlines, which operates a major hub there. Low-cost Turkish carrier Onur Air is the second-largest airline there.

    http://www.firstpost.com/world/live...-airport-pm-modi-condemns-attack-2861802.html
     
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    • 10:38 (IST)

      Turkey's fight against Islamic State

      Turkey has been facing the brunt of Islamic State attacks for some years now. Here is a look at Turkey's battle with the militant group.


    • 10:18 (IST)

      Turkish Prime Minister calls for national unity

      The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim called for national unity and "global cooperation" and suggested that the attack was linked to what he said was Turkey's success against Kurdish rebels, as well as steps Ankara took on Monday toward mending strained ties with Israel and Russia, according to AP.

      "It is meaningful that this heinous attack came at a time when we have become successful in the fight against separatist terrorism ... and at a time when we started a process of normalizing ties with our neighbors," Yildirim said.


    • 10:13 (IST)

      Govt to ensure safety of Indian airports: Civil Aviation Minister

      Government is committed to ensure the safety of Indian airports and skies, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said as he expressed shock over the deadly terror attack at Istanbul airport. "I am deeply shocked and agitated at the terror attack on Istanbul Airport. We stand with Turkey and its citizens in their loss & grief," Raju said in a tweet. He emphasised that the government is committed to ensure safety of airports in the country.



    • 10:09 (IST)

      Condemnable act of violence: Arun Jaitley

      Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called the Istanbul blast "a highly condemnable act of violence."


    • 10:05 (IST)

      Death toll may rise: Turkish official

      A senior government official told The Associated Press the death toll could climb much higher. The senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government protocol, at first said close to 50 people had already died, but later said that the figure was expected to rise to close to 50. Hundreds of frightened passengers streamed out of the airport, fleeing the latest of several bombings to strike Turkey in recent months.

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    • 09:57 (IST)

      Ataturk airport resumes operation

      Operations resumed at Istanbul's Ataturk airport after the deadly terror attack. Departures have also resumed.


    • 09:52 (IST)

      White House condemns attack

      The White House issued a statement condemning the suicide bombings in Istanbul and calling it "heinous terrorist attack."


    • 09:52 (IST)

      White House condemns attack

      The White House issued a statement condemning the suicide bombings in Istanbul and calling it "heinous terrorist attack."


    • 09:48 (IST)

      A spate of bombings in Turkey

      According to CNN's Henri Barkey, Islamic State and Kurdish insurgents are the two likely suspect in the attack. Tourism in Turkey has taken a hit with repeated terror attacks. Turkey has suffered a spate of bombings this year, including two suicide attacks in tourist areas of Istanbul blamed on Islamic State, and two car bombings in the capital, Ankara, which were claimed by a Kurdish militant group.


    • 09:28 (IST)

      Five police officers killed in the attack

      According to Reuters, police fired shots to try to stop two of the attackers just before they reached a security checkpoint at the arrivals hall, but they detonated their explosives, a Turkish official said. The The vast majority of those killed were Turkish nationals but foreigners were also among the dead. Reports suggest that they were five police officers among the dead.

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    • 09:18 (IST)

      Albanian Prime Minister's plane landed at Istanbul at the time of attack

      According to the private Dogan news agency, a plane carrying Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama was landing at Istanbul's Ataturk airport when the attack occurred. He was arriving on an official visit. The prime minister and his entourage were safely taken to an official residence. The group was to travel later on Wednesday to Turkey's capital, Ankara.


    • 09:13 (IST)

      A scene of panic

      Security camera footage widely circulated on social media appeared to capture two of the blasts, according to AFP. In one clip a huge ball of flame erupts at an entrance to the terminal building, scattering terrified passengers. Another video shows a black-clad attacker running inside the building before collapsing to the ground -- apparently felled by a police bullet — and blowing himself up.

      Witnesses described scenes of panic as the blasts hit, while images on social media showed passengers lying on the floor and luggage trolleys overturned.

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    • 09:09 (IST)

      Prayers for Istanbul

      Prayers poured in for Istanbul on Twitter after the terror attack that killed 38 and wounded 147 at the Ataturk international airport.


    • 08:45 (IST)

      Turkey has power to fight terrorism: Erdogan

      Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport, which took place during Ramzan, according to AP. He said the attack "shows that terrorism strikes with no regard to faith and values."

      He called on the international community to take a firm stand against terrorism and vowed to keep up Turkey's struggle against terror groups. "Turkey has the power, determination and capacity to continue the fight against terrorism until the end," he said.


    • 08:35 (IST)

      Emergency numbers

      Ministry of External Affairs has tweeted out emergency numbers for Indians in Turkey.


    • 08:31 (IST)

      Flights resume from US to Istanbul airport

      A stoppage of flights to and from the United States and Istanbul Ataturk Airport lasted several hours but has been lifted, said a US official who spoke on background to discuss sensitive security issues, according to AP. The official said the stoppage was lifted in the middle of the evening. The official said 10 passenger flights were in the air, flying from Turkey to the US, at the time of the stoppage and they have all landed.




    • 08:28 (IST)

      PM Modi condemns attack

      Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the attack in Istanbul inhuman and horrific and offered condolences to the bereaved families. "My thoughts are with bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly," he said on Twitter.


    • 08:25 (IST)

      Terror attacks in Turkey increased in recent months

      Turkey has suffered several bombings in recent months linked to Kurdish or Islamic State group militants. The attacks have increased in scale and frequency, scaring off tourists and hurting the economy, which relies heavily on tourism revenues.


    • 08:20 (IST)

      Istanbul attack strengthens our resolve to defeat terrorism: Clinton

      Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said the terror attack in Turkey is a reminder that the US can't retreat from this part of the world and needs to deepen co-operation with allies in the Middle East and Europe to take on this threat.

      "Today's attack in Istanbul only strengthens our resolve to defeat the forces of terrorism and radical jihadism around the world. And it reminds us that the United States cannot retreat," Clinton said in a statement, according to PTI. "We must deepen our cooperation with our allies and partners in the Middle East and Europe to take on this threat," she said.


    • 08:14 (IST)

      It's total chaos: Witness

      A witness told CNN that it was total chaos at the airport after the attack. One of them said there is a "mood of heightened panic" with people crying and screaming.


    • 08:06 (IST)

      Passengers rush out of the airport

      Hevin Zini, 12, had just arrived from Duesseldorf, Germany, with her family told AP, "There was blood on the ground," she told AP. "Everything was blown up to bits... if we had arrived two minutes earlier, it could have been us."

      Roads around the airport have been sealed off for regular traffic after the attack and several ambulances are driving back and forth. Hundreds of passengers have come out of the airport.

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    • 08:01 (IST)

      Attackers detonated explosives at airport entrance

      A Turkish official said two of the attackers detonated explosives at the entrance of the international arrivals terminal after police fired at them, while the third blew himself up in the parking lot. The official also said that none of the attackers had managed to get past security checks at the terminal's entrance.

      AP


    • 08:01 (IST)

      Attackers detonated explosives at airport entrance

      A Turkish official said two of the attackers detonated explosives at the entrance of the international arrivals terminal after police fired at them, while the third blew himself up in the parking lot. The official also said that none of the attackers had managed to get past security checks at the terminal's entrance.

      AP


    • 07:54 (IST)

      Ban Ki-moon condemns terror attack

      UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the "terrorist attack" at Istanbu's Ataturk airport and is calling for the perpetrators to be identified and brought to justice.

      UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said the secretary-general "stands firmly by Turkey as it confronts this threat and stresses the need to intensify regional and international efforts to combat terrorism and violent extremism."


    • 07:51 (IST)

      No lapse in security: Turkish PM

      Three suicide bombers opened fire at passengers with automatic rifles before blowing themselves up, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. The attackers had arrived at the airport by taxi. The Turkish Prime Minister ruled out any security lapses at the Ataturk International airport.


    • 07:47 (IST)

      Security tightened at Mumbai airport

      After the deadly attack at the Istanbul international airport, security has been tightened at the Mumbai airport. Turkish officials said that the victims included some foreigners.


    • 07:41 (IST)

      Trump calls for waterboarding

      Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump reiterated his call for the return of waterboarding and the use of other harsh interrogation techniques in the battle against Islamic State militants. While Hillary Clinton said the bombings at Istanbul Ataturk Airport are "a reminder that the United States cannot retreat."


    • 07:39 (IST)

      Islamic State suspected behind attack

      Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that initial findings at the Daesh organization as the perpetrators of this terror attack.


    • 07:36 (IST)

      Suicide bombers attack Istanbul's Ataturk Airport

      Three suspected Islamic State group suicide bombers targeted the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Tuesday, killing at least 36 people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said 36 were dead as well as the three suicide bombers.
     
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    The killing has become so common, nobody finds it socking anymore.
    Seems like this could be stopped only if countries stop depending on arm dealing to revive economy.
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    the wannabe neo-ottoman sultan of turkey lavished his love & lust on ISIL. this was their 'pet mein pal raha pyaar' that popped out with a literal bang!
     
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    Now like p0rkis, its best ally Turkey may come up with good ISIS and bad ISIS.
     
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    IS + Kurdish milita would be too much to handle for Erdogan. Besides, Erdogan showed how much of a pussy he is by apologizing for Russia about the downed Russian fighter.
     
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    Turkey supports ISIS by purchasing oil from them, provides weapons and treatment. Erdogen opprrssed kurds so that they wont repeat Crimea when Kurdistan will be created.

    This could be Kurds attack in the mask of ISIS. To create ISIS haters in Turkey govt. Pls this is just my view, take it with a grain of salt.
     
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    Also, no responsibility has been claimed for the previous turkey bombing. I think maybe they were kurds as well. Not sure.
     
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    If I would be Kurd mastermind to attack Turkey, then I would ask kurd terrorists to carry an ISIS flag with them. This will really hurt turk supporters, if no one claimed attack, then turks defacto thinks this is Kurds work.

    And ISIS could fall in its own trap, i.e., pledge yourself and carry out an attack.

    or someone else in the whole picture!!??
     
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    RIP to civilians who died in blast.


    In the first place Turkey has supported Isis and dealt with them by buying oil in black market which killed en displaced so many people. It picked up Pakistani route to dominate surroundings through terror. It's third example in list USA, pakis, now Turkey. What they sow they reap.
     
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    Why would kurd take ISIS's name ? No need of enemy from both side.
     
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    Any of you guys wonder about the timing of the blast? The attacks came a day after Erdogan apologized to Russia for downing their plane. Also, Erdogan revealed his plans to bridge the gaps with Russia and Israel. This must have angered the ISIS.
     
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    someone is surely behind Kurds.... but who!?

    Russia - supporting Aasad and their millitary jet was downed by Turkey, first jet after ww2.

    If Kurds take ISIS name
    1. It will be another ISIS attack on NATO country.
    2. NATO will try unite their forces(a big joke) against ISIS.
    3. Turks people support reduces to ISIS.
    4. ISIS will have to face another force similar (less numbered, less gunned and less financed) force with similar tactics.
    5. Kill and attack count may go into ISIS, but Kurds might go off the attacking radar. But there is a huge dilema created in Turk intel about is ISIS attacking!? ir kurds attacking in the name if isis.
    6. And the best part of these attacks is isis can neither deny those attacks nor publickly or through any channel condemn these attacks.
    7. Imagine an oil trucks lining turk border caused a lot of uproar, then isis condemn attacks againt turk!? that would be a serious blow for turk image
    This is just my view, take it with a grain of salt, please tell me your view on my assesment or post it ti [email protected]
     
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    may be isis...

    but the question is will Russia forgive Turkey!!?? under Putin! hell no...

    I think few more attacks will happen by year end. Donno why but I have a bad feeling thinking about this attack.

    please take this post with a bag of salt.
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    bhaiyya aur kitna namak khilaaoge! yahaan waise hi BP badha hua rahta hai. :boom:
     
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