News Explosion reported in central Istanbul

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  1. DonDougie

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    story developing; happened in a popular tourist area, interesting to see who did this, PKK or ISIS. This could affect Turkey's stance in the Syrian war.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/01/12/europe/turkey-istanbul-explosion/index.html

    Istanbul (CNN) An explosion rocked a central square in Istanbul on Tuesday, Turkey's semi-official Anadolu news agency reported.

    "Many police and ambulances sent to the scene" in Sultanahmet -- the heart of the city's heavily guarded tourist area, the news agency said.

    Casualties were reported, but no further details were immediately available.

    News reports showed Turkish security forces clearing the area.

    The blast comes at a time Turkey is dealing with multiple threats to its security.

    ISIS and the Kurdish-group the PKK have been mentioned in recent outbreaks of violence.

    In October, two explosions hit a lunchtime peace rally in Ankara, which called for an end to the renewed conflict between the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, and Turkish government. Ninety-nine people were killed more than 240 were injured.

    ISIS is active in neighboring Iraq.

    The Turkish government allows the United States to launch strikes on ISIS positions from Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey. Kurdish forces have been battling ISIS across a swath of northern Iraq and Syria.

     
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    The religion of peace strikes again
     
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    Maybe Turkey should turn it's focus on the Arab world and less on Russia.
     
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    I'm not not a religious man, just a racist I suppose. Constantinople belongs to the Christians and the loss still brings me sads. Romes last hold out.
     
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    I saw that on No Reservations. :gayhand:
     
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    That's where I saw it and said wtf?
     
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    Evidently Turkey has some really gay pastimes.
     
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    What is this? :confused:
     
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    Anthony Bourdains travel/food show. It's goo. Check it out!
     
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    the turks buy and market isis oil...fu*ck them..
     
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    Istanbul was a pretty great place before Obama.
     
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    A German tourist group was in the blast zone.
    9 got killed probably.
     
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    I prefer the They Might Be Giants version:

     
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    What?
     
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