Istanbul bombings

Istanbul bombings

Seven Islamic militants jailed for life over Istanbul attacks

A TURKISH court has sentenced seven suspected al-Qaida militants to life in prison for the deadly 2003 bombings in Istanbul

Three jailed over terrorist plot

BOSNIA'S state court yesterday jailed three Muslim men - a Swede, a Turk and a Bosnian - for planning a suicide attack in Europe.

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Militants warn of Turkey 'hell'

A KURDISH militant group today warned tourists to stay away from Turkey which it vowed to turn into "hell" as it steps up its guerrilla war against the state.

We'll turn Turkey into hell, say Kurdish rebels

A KURDISH rebel group threatened yesterday to turn Turkey "into hell", following a two-day bombing spree which killed three people and wounded dozens of others at tourist resorts.

Kurdish rebel is held after Turkey blasts

A KURDISH rebel suspected of plotting a new bomb attack in Turkey has been arrested by police.

Expert examines scene of Istanbul bus stop bomb

A TURKISH bomb expert examines the crime scene in Istanbul after a bomb detonated at a bus stop by Kurdish militants killed one person and injured 13.

Man dies while making bomb

A BOMB exploded in a shoe shop in Istanbul last night, killing the man making it and wounding seven others.

Sixteen held as police 'foil plot aimed at NATO summit'

TURKISH police said yesterday they had foiled a bomb plot targeting a NATO summit in Istanbul at the end of June which is to be attended by world leaders including Tony Blair and George Bush.

Swiss target terror suspects

SWISS authorities are investigating two people over the Istanbul terror attacks in November which included blasts at the British consulate and offices of a London-based bank.

Turk charged with treason over bombings

A TURK was yesterday charged with treason after authorities said he was a link between al-Qaeda and suicide bombers who killed 62 people, including the British consul, in Istanbul last month.

Terror charge

A TURKISH court yesterday filed terrorism charges against a Turk who reportedly confessed to recruiting suicide bombers and preparing the truck bombs that killed 62 in Istanbul last month.

Syria hands over Istanbul suspects

SYRIA have handed over 22 people suspected of involvement in Turkey’s quadruple suicide bombings.

Syria hands over suspects

SYRIA yesterday handed over 22 people suspected of involvement in Turkey’s quadruple suicide bombings in which 61 people, including three Britons, were killed.

Funeral of bomb victim

HUNDREDS of mourners turned out to pay their last respects yesterday to a Scottish woman who died in the bomb attacks in Istanbul.

Turkey and UK 'closer after bomb attacks'

THE deadly bomb attacks on British targets in Istanbul have not undermined the UK’s enthusiasm for Turkey joining the European Union sooner rather than later, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said.

Tests identify driver of lorry used in Istanbul blast

TURKISH authorities yesterday said DNA tests had revealed the identity of one of the suicide bombers in this month’s spate of attacks in Istanbul, which killed 61 people and wounded hundreds more.

Bodies of two British diplomats flown from Istanbul

THE bodies of two British diplomats killed in last week’s suicide bomb attack against the British consulate in Turkey were flown home yesterday after a sombre ceremony at Istanbul’s international airport.

Three more blast charges

A TURKISH court yesterday charged three more alleged accomplices in the Istanbul suicide bombings at the British consulate and the HSBC bank with membership in an illegal organisation and aiding an illegal organisation.

Terror victims are flown home

THE bodies of two diplomats killed in last week’s bomb attacks in Turkey were flown home today after a sombre ceremony at Istanbul airport.

Terror bomb fiancée dies

THE death toll from the suicide bomb attacks on British interests in Turkey rose to 31 when the fiancée of Briton Graham Carter died from her injuries.

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