36 killed in Istanbul airport bombings as PM blames IS



  • 36 killed in Istanbul airport bombings as PM blames IS

    alt text

    ISTANBUL: A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul's Ataturk airport has killed at least 36 people, including foreigners, and wounded close to 150 people, with Turkey's prime minister saying early signs pointed to an assault by the militant Islamic State (IS) group.

    The attackers began spraying bullets at the international terminal entrance before blowing themselves up at around 10:00pm (1900 GMT) Tuesday, Turkish authorities said.

    It is the deadliest of four attacks to rock Turkey's biggest city this year, with two others blamed on IS and another claimed by a militant Kurdish group.

    Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility for Tuesday's carnage, “the evidence points to Daesh”, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told journalists at the scene, using another name for the militants. He said the dead included foreigners, but gave no further details. Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag put the number of wounded at 147.

    An Iranian and a Ukrainian have been confirmed as the first foreign victims in the attack, a Turkish official said Wednesday.

    “I confirm one Iranian and one Ukrainian national have been killed in yesterday's terror attack,” the official told reporters on condition of anonymity.

    The attack prompted the suspension of all flights at the airport — one of Europe's busiest hubs. More than 61 million passengers travelled through the airport in 2015.

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for an international “joint fight” against terror, as Western allies including the United States condemned the “heinous” attack.

    Yildirim said the suicide bombers had arrived in a taxi and opened fire on passengers with automatic rifles before blowing themselves up.

    Security camera footage widely circulated on social media appeared to capture two of the blasts.

    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.

    Tuesday's attack follows coordinated IS suicide bombings at Brussels airport and a city metro station in March that left 32 people dead.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1267916/36-killed-in-istanbul-airport-bombings-as-pm-blames-is



  • Turkey is going through what Pakistan endured throughout the last decade. There are so many similarities in both cases where the enemy is using local proxies to cause bloodshed and mayhem.

    First they manufacture a pretext to come into your neighborhood. Then complete chaos ensues in your neighborhood and subsequently a spillover is sent towards your territory engulfing your own home in fire and blood.



  • Partly Turkey herself has to blame for their own carrot and stick policy against IS. Turkish entrepreneurs had been purchasing cheaper crudes from IS and in return was source of food, ammunition & explosives (from Turkish underworld). This was happening under the very nose and knowledge of the Erdogan government. Almost half of northern Syria is under IS holds. This gives IS fighters to cross and enter Turkey quite easily. Now instead of strict border control Turkey kept a soft checking for reasons best known to Erdogan government. IS is that kind of specie that killls when bargaining fails.



  • Yes there are similarities between policies of Pakistam and Turkey, both have funded, armed and used their agents, who are followers of KSA version of Islam, to create instability & terror in their neighboring country with an idea of creating their satellite.

    Reap what you sow.



  • Although I initially liked Obama's decision not to intervene in middle east and let the people settle their own disputes, in hindsight, it might have been a wrong decision.

    The establishment of IS's own caliphate in Syria and parts of Iraq conveyed a very wrong message to Muslim fanatics around the world. These fundoos were inspired by the IS power. They suddenly saw a possibility that one day ISIS could control the whole middle east, and then take on the mighty USA, and then defeat the 'infidels'. In other words, the same bullsh!t that was being taught in religious schools and talked about in drawing rooms suddenly seemed real. The caliphate served as a great recruiting tools for misguided youngsters.

    These types of organizations, AlQaida in Afghanistan or ISIS in Syria, they are only good at exporting terrorism. It's still not late, the caliphate needs to be crushed. Once Al-Baghdadi and his soldiers are hanged and killed like insects, the fanatics will calm down as well.



  • ایک ہی جھٹکے میں اردوغان کا دماغ ٹھکانے پر آگیا



  • @imtiazahmed said in 36 killed in Istanbul airport bombings as PM blames IS:

    Turkish entrepreneurs had been purchasing cheaper crudes from IS and in return was source of food, ammunition & explosives (from Turkish underworld).

    alt text

    Yes it passes through Turkey but look who's the end-user of this oil eventually.

    None other than the father of the ISIS itself.



  • @curiousity said in 36 killed in Istanbul airport bombings as PM blames IS:

    Yes there are similarities between policies of Pakistam and Turkey, both have funded, armed and used their agents, who are followers of KSA version of Islam, to create instability & terror in their neighboring country with an idea of creating their satellite.

    A Khomeinist would always parrot the same line what an Ayatollah would ask him to say instead of using his own brain.

    Turkey never asked Bashar-the-butcher to kill his own citizens and create a migrant crises on Turkish borders. It was the Khomeinist Bashar who first started massacring his own population and then driven them to Turkey to seek refuge.

    Turkey was dragged into this conflict by the genocidal Bashar regime who was supported fully by the Ayatollahs of Iran.

    So it was Bashar and Ayatollahs who created this monster not Turkey.



  • Sulaiman Dar sahib said:
    “So it was Bashar and Ayatollahs who created this monster not Turkey.”
    May be so, but the supply line is Turkey. Turkey, for their own safety, should have sealed its long common borders with Northern Syria which is now in occupation by IS. Instead, Ergodan government kept a soft check on these illegal transactions. It is noteworthy, amongst the Middle East countries Turkey owns the best army and it was not too difficult to seal the borders. Now that ISIS has made inroads in Turkey, it has become very difficult for Erdogan government to eliminate killings and explosions on their own soil. As you sow, so you reap.



  • @imtiazahmed

    Remember Turkey opened its borders for Syrian refugees back in 2011 when Zions have not even coined the term ISIS and no one in the world was familiar with these creatures too at that time.

    ISIS came into being much later probably around 2013 with some brutal beheading videos as their inaugural production and since then Al Qaeda is retired and ISIS is the new global terror brand name.

    The same ploy that was used in the case of Pakistan when Afghans fighting the US onslaught in the aftermath of 9/11 sought refuge in the tribal belt of FATA. At that time there was no TTP in Pakistan and neither do any suicide bombings. But then we saw what happened with this proxy of the occupation forces in Afghanistan and how it was used to destabilize Pakistan.

    Same game is now being played with Turkey. I think its too late for Turkey to realize this nefarious game, since more than 2 millions refugees still residing inside their country and its very difficult to find terrorist among this huge numbers.



  • Those who deny the role of KSA and Turkey in creation, funding and support of ISIS, AlQaida and Al Nusra Front are the same people who have reverence for the grandson of Abu Sufyan and consider that grandson of Prophet of Islam, who is leader of youth in heaven, was at fault.



  • Please stick to the topic which is not about the Grandsons of the Prophet or Abu Sufian. You are back to your old hobby horse. If you want to express your hatred against KSA, please start a new topic and do not pollute every topic.



  • @curiousity

    KSA to some extent may be true specially to counter Bashar but Turkey? No, Never.

    What about Iranian role in destabilizing not just Syria but host of other Arab countries by luring Shias to fight for its dirty ambitions? Any thoughts on that?