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  BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Istanbul rocked by double bombing
Bomb attacks on the British consulate and the HSBC bank headquarters in Istanbul have left at least 27 dead and up to 400 injured.
Istanbul was thrown into chaos by the twin blasts.
The bomb at the consulate was so big, buildings hundreds of metres away had their windows blown out.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3222608.stm   (673 words)

 CNN.com - Powerful blasts kill at least 27 in Istanbul - Nov. 20, 2003
Istanbul resident Chris Kintrinos describes the chaos after the blasts.
Sherwood said the consulate had been "secure as possible" but that the bombing was "huge." He said his house down the street shook, and the whole neighborhood was damaged.
Shortly after Thursday's bombings, a government office in Istanbul received a phone call claiming to be from al Qaeda and a Turkish Islamic militant group -- the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front (IBDA-C) -- claiming joint responsibility, CNN Turk reported.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/11/20/istanbul.blast/index.html   (881 words)

 2003 Istanbul bombings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Istanbul bombings were two terrorist attacks carried out on two days in November 2003.
On November 15, 2003, two truck bombs slammed into the Beth Israel and Neve Shalom synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey and exploded.
Several Britons were killed in the two attacks, including the top British official in Istanbul, consul general Roger Short, but most of the victims were Turkish Muslims, as in the earlier synagogue blasts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Istanbul_Bombings   (462 words)

 PC(USA) - News Release Number 03508 - Stated Clerk issues statement in wake of Istanbul bombings
We are deeply troubled by the bombing of the two synagogues in Istanbul last Saturday.
We offer our prayers and grieve with the families of those who were killed in those bombings, and share the concern of the Jewish community for the safety of Jews in Istanbul and elsewhere.
The outrage is compounded by the horrific bombings in Istanbul yesterday of a British bank and the British Consulate, which has brought death to dozens and injury to hundreds more.
www.pcusa.org /pcnews/oldnews/2003/03508.htm   (354 words)

 Print Article: '40 held over Istanbul bombings'
Security checks were also increased at airports in Istanbul and in the capital Ankara, and Turkish television reported that the air force was carrying out aerial surveillance.
The four Istanbul attacks have been claimed by Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network and a small Turkish group called the Islamic Great Eastern Raiders Front, but Mr Erdogan has said he is not certain al-Qaeda was involved.
Turkish and British police are focusing inquiries on the impoverished town of Bingol in mainly Kurdish south-east Turkey, an Islamist stronghold.
www.smh.com.au /cgi-bin/common/popupPrintArticle.pl?path=/articles/2003/11/26/1069825837437.html   (811 words)

 CNN.com - Turkey: Bombings may be work of foreign terrorists - Nov. 15, 2003
Police investigators said the bombs were similar -- both contained potassium chloride and sodium nitrate -- and both were packed into station wagons that were parked near the synagogues.
The second car bomb detonated near Istanbul's Beth Israel Synagogue, about three miles away in the Sisli district, and was an equally devastating blast.
The bombing was at the rear of the synagogue, and caused structural damage and started fires, which were swiftly extinguished.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/11/15/turkey.explosion/index.html   (1170 words)

 Istanbul Bombings Linked to Bin Laden (phillyBurbs.com) | Middle East
The two Turks are suspected of planning the Nov. 15 suicide bombings of two synagogues and of the British Consulate and a British bank five days later.
Also, a court in Istanbul charged four more people with membership in or aiding an illegal organization in connection with the bombings at the consulate and bank, the Anatolia news agency reported.
Al-Zarqawi was identified by Moroccan authorities in July as the mastermind of a wave of suicide bombings that killed 33 bystanders and 12 suicide bombers in Casablanca in May.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/93-12022003-205970.html   (749 words)

 Naharnet Newsdesk - Hizbullah's Moghniyeh is Accused of Engineering Istanbul Bombings
Moghniyeh, the one-time security chief of Hizbullah when it was founded in Lebanon in the early 1980s, engineered several anti-occupation bombings in central and south Iraq, including the devastation of the Italian Carabinieri base in which 19 people were killed three weeks ago.
The newspaper cited a source, who it said, is close to Al Quds Brigade for the report on Moghniyeh's involvement in the bombing of two synagogues, the British Consulate and the branch of the HSBC Bank in Istanbul.
The U.S. holds Moghniyeh responsible for the spate of hostage-taking attacks against Americans in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war and for the 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner to the Lebanese capital, killing a U.S. navy diver aboard.
www.naharnet.com /domino/tn/Newsdesk.nsf/Story/B85BDF11E3EC9DF5C2256DEC004501CB?OpenDocument&PRINT   (366 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Istanbul bombings
A TURKISH bomb expert examines the crime scene in Istanbul after a bomb detonated at a bus stop by...
SWISS authorities are investigating two people over the Istanbul terror attacks in November which...
THE deadly bomb attacks on British targets in Istanbul have not undermined the UK's enthusiasm for...
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=825   (460 words)

 RTE News - Istanbul bombings trial adjourned
A Turkish state security court has ruled it is not competent to try 69 suspects accused in connection with four suicide attacks in Istanbul.
The court made its decision after lawyers challenged its competence on the grounds that state security courts were abolished by parliament earlier this month as part of constitutional reforms.
Four truck bombs killed 61 people and wounded more than 600 in November in attacks directed at two synagogues, the British consulate and the local headquarters of London-based bank HSBC.
www.rte.ie /news/2004/0531/turkey.html   (180 words)

 The bombings in Istanbul - The reactionary face of terrorism
Yes, the bombing of innocent people in Istanbul was a monstrous crime.
These are the men who ordered the bombing of Iraq that led to tens of thousands of civilian deaths and injuries.
What the bombings did show was the complete hollowness of the claims of Bush and his British puppet that they are winning the war against terror.
www.marxist.com /bombings-istanbul-reactionary211103.htm   (1296 words)

 Nine charged over Istanbul bombings - www.theage.com.au
The charges, coming just five days after the latest bombings, indicated quick progress in the investigation into a suspected Islamic terror cell believed to be behind the spate of attacks that left 57 dead.
Meanwhile, Istanbul city Governor Muammer Guler confirmed police had identified the man who rammed an explosive-packed pickup truck into the city's British Consulate and other "culprits" in the attack.
The investigation spread from Istanbul to the southeastern city of Bingol, believed to be the home town of all four suicide bombers.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/11/25/1069522588997.html   (760 words)

 RTE News - Man charged over Istanbul bombings
A man has been charged in Turkey in relation to the recent bombings of synagogues in the city of Istanbul and of attempting to overthrow the constitution of the country.
The suspect has been taken to the scene of one of the bombings at the Beth Israel synagogue.
Death toll in Istanbul bomb blasts at 23
www.rte.ie /news/2003/1130/turkey.html   (140 words)

 Nine charged over Istanbul bombings | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
However, Turkish media reports said that bombers in the consulate and bank attacks were militants who had previously been reported to be accomplices of the suicide bombers in the November 15 synagogue bombings.
The paper said that the trucks were bought on the day of the synagogue attacks from the same dealer in Istanbul, who was asked to mount a cabin to cover the bed of one of the pickup trucks.
Yesterday, Istanbul's governor, Muammer Guler, said that authorities had used DNA samples to identify the man who rammed an explosive-packed pickup truck into the consulate.
www.guardian.co.uk /turkey/story/0,12700,1092764,00.html   (607 words)

 FOXNews.com - Bombings at Istanbul Synagogues Kill 23 - U.S. & World
Aksu earlier said the attacks appeared to be homicide bombings, but he said police were now checking footage from the synagogues' security cameras.
The operation suggests the bombs "were the making of Al Qaeda or Hezbollah," the Lebanese guerrilla movement backed by Syria and Iran, the source said on condition of anonymity.
Al Qaeda is suspected in an April 2002 vehicle bombing at a historic synagogue on the Tunisian resort island of Djerba that killed 21 people, mostly foreign tourists.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,103157,00.html   (1263 words)

 Two suspects in 2003 Istanbul bombings seized
Sixty-seven people died in the four suicide bombings, and as many as 700 were wounded.
The four bombings in Istanbul, two of which targeted synagogues, another the British consulate and the other the headquarters of the HSBC bank, killed 67 people and wounded more than 700.
Habib Aktas, a senior al Qaeda militant in Turkey, was killed in a bomb attack in Baghdad in September and Azad Ekinci and Gurcan Bac were also killed in a suicide bombing.
www.ntvmsnbc.com /news/332948.asp   (309 words)

 Scotsman.com News - Istanbul bombings - 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.
Istanbul’s governor, Muammer Guler, joined British diplomats for the religious ceremony at Ataturk Airport.
Four suicide bombings killed 61 people in attacks on two synagogues on 15 November and two other simultaneous bombings of the British consulate and a British bank five days later.
news.scotsman.com /topics.cfm?tid=825&id=1311182003   (514 words)

 FOXNews.com - Istanbul Truck-Bomb Attacks Kill 27 - U.S. & World
ISTANBUL, Turkey — At least 27 people were killed and nearly 450 wounded Thursday as two suicide truck bombs were blasted outside the British consulate and the headquarters of the London-based HSBC bank.
Short, 58, served as consul-general in Istanbul since 2001, was Britain's ambassador to Bulgaria from 1994-98 and oversaw peace-building efforts in Bosnia-Herzegovina between 1999-2000 while heading the Office of the High Representative.
Turkish authorities said the same groups were behind Saturday's nearly simultaneous synagogue bombings in Istanbul, which killed 23 people and the two attackers.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,103612,00.html   (1433 words)

 Afghan link in Istanbul bombings, says Turkey - www.theage.com.au
Turkey said yesterday it had established a link to Afghanistan in the suicide bombings of two Istanbul synagogues, making its clearest statement yet that Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network was behind the attacks.
Newspapers said the badly mutilated bodies of three of the men were found at the scene and the fourth was missing.
All of Turkey's main newspapers said the four were Turkish and from the town of Bingol in eastern Turkey, 800 kilometres from Istanbul.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/11/18/1069027115635.html   (367 words)

 Al-Qaida suspects on trial for Istanbul bombings - U.S. Security - MSNBC.com
ISTANBUL, Turkey - The trial of 69 suspected members of a Turkish al-Qaida cell accused in a string of November suicide bombings in Istanbul opened Monday, and defense lawyers immediately asked that the case be delayed.
The truck bombings targeted two synagogues, the British Consulate and the local headquarters of the London-based HSBC bank.
In their 128-page indictment, prosecutors are demanding life sentences for five suspects who they said played direct roles in the bombings.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5104359   (710 words)

 Several Arrested for Istanbul Bombings
ISTANBUL, 22 November 2003 —; Turkish investigators arrested an undisclosed number of suspects yesterday in the deadly suicide bombings on the British Consulate and a London-based bank that were blamed on Al-Qaeda.
The daily newspaper Hurriyet said police were interrogating seven people in connection with the attack, which killed 27 people and two bombers in Turkey’s worst-ever terrorist bombing.
The attacks came days after bombings at two Istanbul synagogues killed 23 in addition to two suicide bombers.
www.arabnews.com /?page=4§ion=0&article=35410&d=22&m=11&y=2003&pix=world.jpg&category=World   (461 words)

 Bush, Blair Condemn Istanbul Bombings
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have condemned the Istanbul bombings, and have vowed to stand together in the war on terror.
Their response to the bombings stressed unity and resolve.
He said in Istanbul, the true nature of the terrorist enemy has become evident once again.
www.iwar.org.uk /news-archive/2003/11-20-3.htm   (455 words)

 Statement on Istanbul Bombings - ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Statement of the Presiding Bishop in Response to Bombings in Istanbul
We grieve for the bombing victims and we express our condolences to the families and communities which have suffered such great losses.
We need to be in dialogue with people from other religious traditions, defend the values of our common Abrahamic heritage and strengthen our resolve to work together for peace.”
www.elca.org /bishop/m_istanbul.html   (195 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Bush, Blair Express Anger Over Istanbul Bombings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
LONDON, Nov. 20 -- President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair Thursday expressed anger about the deadly bombings in Istanbul, but they told reporters they would not be swayed by the violence.
Bush and Blair spoke within hours of two powerful bomb attacks targeting British interests in Istanbul that killed more than two dozen people and injured at least 450.
The blasts came after a deadly insurgent attack in the city of Kirkuk in Iraq.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A64664-2003Nov20?language=printer   (835 words)

 "Synagogue Bombings in Istanbul"
Detroit, MI, November 19- - - Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion (The National Conference for Community and Justice), the Detroit area's major organization dedicated to improving human relations and fighting bias, bigotry and racism, issued the following statement today regarding the recent bombings in Istanbul, Turkey.
"As the world mourns the victims of the attacks on two synagogues in Istanbul, Turkey, we strongly condemn these senseless acts of violence.
Once again, we are reminded of the cost of terrorism.
www.nccj-mi.org /bombings_in_istanbul.htm   (377 words)

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