Latest Istanbul bombings Stories

2008-07-28 09:00:11

By C. Onurant Associated Press ISTANBUL, Turkey -- Two bombs exploded minutes apart in a packed Istanbul square Sunday night, killing 16 and injuring more than 150 in the deadliest attack against civilians in Turkey in almost five years.

2008-07-28 00:00:11

By Lawrence Conway AT LEAST 15 people were killed and more than 150 injured when two bombs ripped through a popular shopping centre in the Turkish city of Istanbul last night.

2006-08-30 06:50:01

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion in a rubbish container injured a 20-year-old woman in Turkey's Mediterranean port city of Mersin on Wednesday, security officials said, days after a series of bombings hit Turkish resorts and Istanbul.

2006-08-27 19:51:06

By Emma Ross-Thomas ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Four separate blasts on Turkey's popular coastal region and in the country's commercial capital Istanbul injured 22 people, including 10 Britons, a state news agency and British authorities said on Monday.

2006-04-07 10:42:14

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion in northern Turkey killed one on Friday while another explosion in a car belonging to local authorities injured two in the mainly Kurdish southeast, CNN Turk reported. The causes of both blasts were being investigated, the broadcaster said on its Web site.

2006-03-20 08:12:57

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Syrian al Qaeda militant went on trial in Turkey on Monday, charged with masterminding bomb attacks on synagogues, the British consulate and an HSBC bank branch which killed more than 60 people in Istanbul.

2006-02-09 15:36:33

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A bomb blast at an Internet cafe in Istanbul killed a man and injured 16 other people, including seven police officers, on Thursday, and a hardline Kurdish group claimed responsibility.

2006-02-09 08:35:09

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul's police chief said a bomb blast on Thursday at an Internet cafe in the city had wounded 14 people. Police had said earlier that it was a gas explosion. "It's a bomb explosion, there are 14 injured.

2006-02-09 08:20:18

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion rocked a district of Turkey's largest city Istanbul on Thursday and some people were injured, the state-run Anatolian news agency reported. It said the blast happened in Bayrampasa, an area not far from the airport on the European side of the city.

2005-08-10 11:19:41

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained a suspected al Qaeda militant from Syria who they believe was organizing an attack on Israeli targets in Turkey, security sources said on Wednesday.

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