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TAK claims deadly Istanbul attack

Kurdistan Freedom Hawks, an armed group known by the Kurdish-language acronym TAK, has claimed responsibility for two explosions that have killed at least 38 people outside an Istanbul football stadium. In a statement posted on its website on Sunday, the group, seen as a faction of the armed Kurdish group[…]

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Istanbul bombing: Four suspects arrested

Four suspects have been detained for questioning in connection to a bomb attack that targeted a police vehicle near the main tourist district in central Istanbul, killing 11 and injuring 36 people. The four were arrested hours after Tuesday’s attack and were being held at Istanbul’s main police headquarters, Turkish[…]

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SA activist honoured at global Palestine conference

One of South Africa’s most critical voices against Zionism was lauded by the Palestinian solidarity community at the Palestine Media Forum in Istanbul on Wednesday. Iqbal Jassat, one of the founder members of the Johannesburg-based advocacy group, Media Review Network (MRN), was presented with an honorary award by for his[…]

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Five-storey building collapses in central Istanbul

A five-storey building has collapsed in dramatic fashion in the centre of Istanbul, but Turkish authorities say that no one was believed to be trapped under the rubble. The building collapsed on Friday in a street near Istanbul’s pedestrian Istiklal Avenue, a main shopping district in the popular Taksim area.[…]

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Turkey says Istanbul suicide bomber linked to ISIL

A Saudi-born suicide bomber affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has detonated a bomb in a historic district of Istanbul, killing at least 10 people, including at least eight Germans, officials say. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the bomber who carried out the[…]

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Suicide bomber kills 10 in Istanbul tourist hub

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 Islamic State militants were behind the blast near the Blue[…]

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