Terrorists Attack Istanbul Airport

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  1. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Lieutenant Colonel

    Dec 17, 2015
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    Istanbul airport explosions: 10 dead, Justice minister says


    Ten people have died after Tuesday's explosions at Istanbul's airport, Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said. Two suspects blew themselves up in the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, a Turkish official tells CNN. The official says police fired shots at suspects in the international terminal in an effort to neutralize them. Two explosions and gunfire rocked Istanbul Ataturk airport Tuesday, Turkey's semi-official news agency Anadolu reported. The report referenced multiple injuries, but the exact number was not immediately clear. The report says the explosions occurred in the international departures area of the airport.

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    T-123456 Captain Staff Member International Mod

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    At least 36 killed in terror attack on Istanbul's Atatürk Airport: Prime Minister


    At least 36 people were killed and many others were wounded in a suicide bomb and gun attack on Istanbul's Atatürk Airport late on June 28, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said in a press briefing at the crime scene, adding that findings pointed to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

    However, the efforts on the identity of the attackers continues, he said.

    The prime minister said three attackers arrived in the airport on a taxi cab and also used guns during the attack.

    All three attackers exploded themselves and were killed, he added.

    Yıldırım said there might be foreigners among the victims as police officers were also wounded.

    The attack was carried out at the international terminal of the airport with a gun attack, he said.

    Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ said at least one attacker first opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle before detonating himself.

    A witness told CNN Türk that gunfire was heard from the car park at the airport.

    A number of ambulances were also deployed to the scene, while taxis also transported wounded people to hospitals, according to an eyewitness speaking to CNN Türk.
    Meanwhile, PM Yıldırım ordered the formation of a crisis desk into the incident.

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan released a statement on the attack, saying that he "strongly condemns" it.

    An unconfirmed video shared on social media and reportedly shot during the Istanbul terror attack showed a police officer wounding an unidentified man. The footage then showed the wounded man lying on the ground blowing himself up only seconds after the officer ran away.

    Entries and exits to the airport have been blocked, while authorities appealed to motorists to vacate roads on the approach to the site to facilitate the arrival of emergency services.

    Red Crescent Chair Kerem Kınık said there was no need for citizens to descend upon hospitals to donate blood at the moment, asking motorists to avoid creating traffic in front of medical centers. Kınık, however, asked citizens to donate blood at a variety of mobile blood centers established around the city.

    Some flights to Ataturk Airport have been diverted after attack on the airport, agencies reported.

    Flights from the airport were also canceled.

    Yıldırım said flights resumed at around 2 a.m.

    Erdoğan held an urgent meeting with Yıldırım, several ministers and Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar in Ankara before the prime minister move to Istanbul for further inspections.

    Meanwhile, an NBC News reporter, who witnessed the explosions, wrote on Twitter that he saw a police officer wrestle a suicide bomber to the ground and that the attacker then detonated his bomb, Reuters reported. However, the information was not confirmed.

    All three opposition parties in the parliament condemned the attack.
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  3. Bundeswehr

    Bundeswehr Captain

    Mar 28, 2016
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    my sympathies to the victims
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  4. Atilla

    Atilla Major

    Oct 25, 2015
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    41 Killed, 239 wounded. Most likely a Daesh attack. The target was tourism and Istanbul 3rd airport project, we want to be a massive hub for transfer flights. Attacks like this damage that vision.


    The response must be very well planned out, this attack could be a trap by multiple forces. If Turkey goes into Syria they attack us from everywhere and allies as well as countries like Russia and Iran put pressure. I think in international law we would need UN security council approval to actually go into Syria, the system is rigged against countries like us. You always have to depend on someone else.

    It is hard to stop attacks like this, the borders were open too long and should have been fully sealed in the beginning of the Syria war. Daesh, PKK all brought in weapons and prepared everything. Foreign intelligence agencies probably have arms caches everywhere ready to use if they need to create more instability.

    We should be like the Israelis and take all security very serious. They are very tough with all threats and immediately react with strong force, everyone knows not to mess with them. We need walls and trenches around our whole country. Put walls in critical areas but trenches in other areas. We need to have very advanced technology watching all borders, when something is sensed a small drone goes to check it out.
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