Leftist attackers, hostage prosecutor die in Istanbul shootout

Apr 1, 2015

Leftist attackers, hostage prosecutor die in Istanbul shootout

Two members of a banned leftist group and a prosecutor they held hostage inside a courthouse in Istanbul died Tuesday after a shootout between the hostage takers and police, officials said. Istanbul’s police chief, Selami Altinok, said police had negotiated with the gunmen for ...

Female suicide bomber strikes in Istanbul, killing policeman

Jan 7, 2015

Female suicide bomber strikes in Istanbul, killing policeman

A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a police station in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing one policeman and wounding another, according to Turkish authorities. Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin said the woman entered the police station and reported a missing wallet before detonating a ...

Jan 2, 2015

Man arrested over failed attack near Istanbul presidential office

Turkish police said Thursday a suspected “terrorist” armed with grenades and old guns was arrested after a failed attack near the office in Istanbul of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Police chief Selami Altinok said the “attack” was launched by a man suspected of being ...

Nov 13, 2014

U.S. sailors hit by 'hood attack' in Turkey

A group of nationalist Turkish youths on Wednesday attacked three visiting U.S. sailors in Istanbul, trying to force sacks on their heads in an assault angrily condemned by the U.S. government. Several dozen members of the nationalist youth group Turkiye Genclik Birligi (Turkish Youth ...